For me its to see that look on someones face, the gratitude and appreciation. It's the emotion in their eyes when words fail them. Every time I see it, hear the words, something so profound happens inside me. This huge swell in the pit of my stomach tells me I have done something good, something right, something that has made another happy.
And I am telling you that feeling is addictive, almost addictive as chocolate and I do not say that lightly, but every time I help someone, I want to help more. I encourage the younger members of my family to do kind things, because the world needs it! It is lacking and dying.
Currently my partner and I are entering in to the challenging world of fostering and I know the journey will be rough, I know its going to be hard but the purity of it is that I can help many people at once. One door closed when I found it would be difficult for me to have children naturally, but many doors opened that I would never have seen. Do I believe everyone has a plan in this world? I am not sure. Do I believe things happen for a reason? maybe, but if this is what I am meant to do with my life then I will follow the path and see where it leads.
Have you ever felt this way? What experiences have given you a feeling of elation, that has rewarded you?