“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)
Many of us take our place on earth for granted. We should be thankful that we have the opportunity to spend some time on this beautiful blue planet. Despite all its flaws and problems, it is still an amazing place to be. Whether you believe in a God or not, we should all try to show some gratitude by helping each other while we are here.
Try to do a small thing every day. You will see that it will make you feel better about yourself. What seems like a small gesture to you might have a huge impact on someone else. Giving a compliment from time to time to someone with a low self esteem is free, but it will boost that person’s self image. Giving someone a lift when their car broke down does not cost you anything, but you will look like a savior to that stranded person. Offering your seat to an old lady on the bus will give her some well-deserved rest.
Muhammad Ali, born in 1942 and passed away in 2016 due to Parkinson’s syndrome, was an American boxer who was also referred to as “The Greatest”. His real name was Cassius Clay, but he changed it into Muhammad Ali when he converted to Islam. He always referred to the name Cassius Clay as his slave name. Ali was also a real activist as he refused to be drafted into the US military during the Vietnam War. He was a multiple heavyweight champion and he fought several historic boxing matches: “Fight of the Century”, “Super Fight II”, the “Thrilla in Manila” in which his opponent was his rival Joe Frazier, and “The Rumble in the Jungle” versus George Foreman.