Sacrifice: the length one is willing to go to for a purpose greater than thy own self.

If the lives of a million people could be saved at the expense of your own, would you be willing to make the sacrifice? If not a million people, is any number that would justify you sacrificing life? How many of us are willing to sacrifice ourselves for another?

As I contemplated this question myself, I realized it really depends WHO would be saved, right? I bet most parents would take the fall for a child.

When those in the military (as of recently years) give their life, was it for thier country or the country that they were deployed to? Do they ever ask whether or not their country is worth dying for, before putting themselves in harms way? Or is all just an adventure?

I feel a heavy heart for all the Americans who were killed for battles that were never worth fighting. Decisions made in the face of fear can have dire consequences.

I recently made a list of the most important 150 people in my life (in a google sheet). I would stand up and proclaim that if the lives of the 'top 150' people on my list would be saved, then I most certainly would be willing to die. If the 150 people closest to me were gone, I know my life would be empty.

What I hope this exercise does for you is make you realize that no sacrifice you could make while living could measure up to the price you'd pay with your own life... so make all the tiny sacrifices your friends need you to. Believe me, they are worth it.

When the lives of those you love (and who love you) stand to be improved by your own sacrifice, it's a sacrifice worth making.

Think about the sacrifices others have made to provide you with the life you have now.