of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Altruism (al-true-is-im) is the practice of selflessness. People who sacrifice for the welfare or benefit of others, particularly people they don't even know, are altruistic. It is a beautiful thing to be altruistic or to know someone who practices altruism. It is even more beautiful to be altruistic. People who volunteer and sacrifice are known to live longer and happier lives than those who don't.
Animals can also be altruistic. Often in nature we see animals coming to the rescue of others, even at their own risk. Mother cats adopts baby hedgehog. Dogs warning people of danger. Elephants gathering around a sick baby elephant to care for it.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."