Last night I attended a fund raiser for Jim Moynihan, an acquaintance of mine who is running for Illinois State Representative in the 56th district of Illinois. The event was filled with many of Jim’s family and friends who were there in support of him as he kicked off his campaign. While I was there, what really stood out was the amount of support that Jim was getting, and how fortunate he is to have all of these wonderful people in his corner. It was truly a night of support, selflessness and giving, which was very refreshing.
I believe that as human beings, we all need support from time to time. There comes at least one time in every person’s life and many times in most peoples’ lives where they will need support from either an individual person or a group of people. The problem is that often times I see people who are “support suckers”, and they will take and take and take all of the support they can get, but when it comes time to give that support back, they are not as quick to give as they are to receive. Support is a two-way street and it needs to be treated as such.
In no way am I saying that you should give support just so you can receive something in return later, and you should not do things for people just so they will do things for you in the future. That is the wrong approach, and the wrong mindset. You should do things for people and support people out of the goodness and kindness of your heart, and out of your good will and faith. However, I will say that you should support those who support you. As I mentioned before, all of us need support at some point in our life, just make sure to take care of the ones who have been, and who are taking care of you!
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