benefit 利益

August 12, 2016  =========
☆ benefit 利益
The benefit of something is the help or advantage that you get from it. It could be a momentary benefit or it could be assistance or value in a practical way. I recently read a book that suggested that you keep track of your “income”, however the author suggested that you list up *everything* that was a benefit to you. It was a way to make sure you realized just how lucky you are each day.
So, for example, you can list your income, but you can also list benefits that have given you value that day. So last weekend, I received a lot of benefits! Not in money, but our neighbors gave us their old BBQ as they bought a new one. Another neighbor gave us four huge grapefruits – yum! And my sister cooked my family dinner and gave us leftovers for lunch the next day! So, there was no actual money as income, but as you can see there was a lot of benefit! What benefits have you received recently?