There's this really great moment at the end of the movie Oceans 13. One of the characters, Terry Benedick, double crosses the lead protagonist, Danny Ocean in a 'business deal' they had. To get back at him, Danny donates all of the money that Terry would have made in the confidence scheme they had going together to a charity called, 'Camp Belong', a camp for underprivileged foster children.
what I love about this whole scene is that Danny doesn't really let the fact that Terry double crossed him effect him, but he relishes in the fact that he could pin a HUGE donation to an charity to help foster children. something Danny was passionate about.
everyone wants to belong. To something. To a cause. We all want to be accepted. Just think about this......maybe its not about us. Maybe.....its not all about YOU. Maybe its about something so much more that we can even imagine. We go about our lives, trying to make our way, when really all we need to do is make a simple difference in just one person.
Make an effort today to make someone belong. Invite them to coffee. Call that person. Email that loved one.
Take the time you don't think you have to meet to reach out to someone.
Tell them your story.
Chances are, it will make all the difference.