There is honestly no greater feeling than seeing the joy and genuine appreciation displayed for doing something for someone when they least expect it.
I live in country where people are taken for granted, the quality of life for most is abysmal, and they usually don't get the respect they deserve.
And yet, simply giving them a smile, handing them something a little 'extra' after all they've done, and hearing their 'thank you, ma'am!' with expressions that just breaks your heart...really does make it all worthwhile.
And the lesson for today is...do something good for someone - no matter how little it is.
Trust me, people care and appreciate any acknowledgement thrown their way.
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Does being a celebrity: actor or athlete, automatically mean I lose my 'human' card?
Should I remain silent when I see my neighbors suffering and dying because they lack proper health care?
Should I remain locked in my sparkling mansion, when I see my hometown being ignored with something as simple as being provided with clean water?
Should I keep smiling for the cameras, when I see young men and women of my skin color (mostly) being killed daily in acts of senseless violence?
Should I sign your autograph and ignore the fact that I notice my fellow countrymen have their rights being violated?
Should I tape those dark/rose-colored sunglasses onto my face, and JUST.DO.MY.JOB. and ignore everything else around me simply because I'm paid to entertain you?
Last time I checked, I was a HUMAN BEING first, before the label of celebrity was attached to my name.
So, until you strip away that basic right I deserve, until my blood stops being red, until my heart no longer beats, until my soul and conscience shrivel to dust, don't come at me to turn away in the face of injustice. I choose to use my fame to reach out to the millions who should be made aware of what goes on around them.