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Two verses from Proverbs 31 show altruism:
15. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household and a portion to her maidens.
These are the people we know - our family, our friends. We get up early to make them breakfast, we stay up all night with them when they are sick. We drive across town to give them a ride when their car is not working.
20. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Most of these people? We probably don't know them. When asked to deny ourselves or change our goals for the welfare of someone we don't know, it gets more difficult.
It's not a matter of time, talent, or money. Everyone has something they can give or do to make someone else's life a little better - today! Maybe it's a meal for a homeless family. Maybe it's money for a cause or arts organization. Maybe it's a kind word to someone who has had a hard day.
Every single person reading this post, every single blogger participating the the A to Z Challenge, every single person in the world can do something to make the world a little better ... for everybody.
So, how are you going to altruistically change the world today? Inspire us in the comments!