Living A FUNTastic Life (Part 20)

by Patrick Liew on August 31, 2011

I am very proud of the fact that my company helped to win the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Social Contribution. We also won the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award.

As a company, we are very active in doing charity work. We probably carry out more charity initiatives than many charity organizations.

HSR Elderly Outreach has adopted about 50 senior-citizens. We endeavor to help them live a meaningful, exciting, and fulfilling life.

We also house Junior Achievement, a charity organization that trains more than 7000 students in 20 schools in 2010. We trained them on life-skills and prepare them to become leaders and be successful in the workplace.

We have a humanitarian arm that reaches out to provide social services to developing economies. To date, we have trained community leaders from many countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, East Timor, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia, and China.

In addition, we have responded to many of the natural crises around the world. Currently, we hold three national records for our fund-raising efforts.

While observing my colleagues and other volunteers doing charity work since 1972, I discovered a useful lesson for happiness.

When I am compassionate, kind and generous, I am in a better position to become happy.

Acts of kindness increase the level of happiness.

While random acts of kindness can make me happy, it is when I am committed to make it a part of my life and to do more in this area, I will have a greater sense of meaning, happiness and fulfillment.

Acts of kindness should not be a one-off affair. It should be carried out on a regular basis throughout my life.

I need to do it on my own accord and not feel compelled to do it. I aim to devote my energies on areas that I am passionate about. By doing that, I will be in a better position to enjoy them.

Acts of kindness is a win-win initiative. It will benefit both the recipient as well as the giver.

Obviously, please do not do it and expect any form of rewards and returns.

By performing acts of kindness, you can be a happier person. Make it an integral and vital part of your life from today.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!

Question: How can we perform more acts of kindness?


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