It does not matter whether you have money or not, status or not, whether you have power or not, so long as you make things easier for others, alleviate fear in people, or give people comfort, you are cultivating blessings.    Resources:  Wisdom for Life on Earth(人間世) Book Store  

Having the intention to do good deeds but not cultivating the intention is like stashing seeds in a warehouse; the seeds will never germinate. If a seedling is planted, but unattended and simply left to wither, that is a great pity.   Resources: Dharma Drum- The life and heart of Ch'an practice, Birth and Death ​Book Store