What does greatness
mean to you? Would greatness mean you are at the top of your field, earning a
top income, associating with world renowned people? Have you given much thought
to what it would mean to be great? If you have not pondered that in a while,
give it a minute right now.
old Liang Yaoyi gave it much thought. "There are many people doing great
things in the world," Liang Yaoyi said, according to China Daily. "They are great, and I want to be a great kid
being great meant donating his organs upon his death.
Prior to his
death in June of a brain tumor, Liang told his mother he wanted to donate his
organs so someone else could live. It was a chance for him to be alive in a
Liang’s perspective deeply touched the physicians, so they bowed
to honor him after they removed his liver and kidneys. In the Chinese culture,
the deeper the bow, the deeper the respect. As you can see in the photo, the
physicians bowed deeply. You can see how touched Liang’s mother is in the
act was so great that the bow has garnered the attention of media outlets
around the globe. Now, a child who lived only eleven years will impact the
world in a greater way than he imagined.
many ways to be great, and anyone can be great if they want to be. Most people
don’t ponder it much. Most people are wrapped up in the mundaneness of daily
life and we miss opportunities for greatness.
This week, slow down and seek
those opportunities. They are all around. There are many people doing great
things. Do you want to be one?