Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to help others

The news is full of crimes against others, hate and corruption.  It is sometimes overwhelming to fully comprehend.  As I watch the reports, I wonder if there is something I could to help those effected and make a difference. 

When thinking of ways I can help, it almost seems too big of an issue for me to tackle.  How could just one person make a difference? How can anyone make a difference in a world that seems to be getting angrier each day.

But I know that I can help in some small way.  That being caring and nice to those I come in contact with each day may make a difference in how they may react to bad behavior of others. And if something that I can say or do is passed along to another person, maybe (just maybe) some of the hate and anger will dissipate.

Is it possible or am I living in fairy tale?  I want to believe that one person can make a difference in changing behavior.  That one person can spread kindness.  That one person can make another persons day/hour/minute bearable.

Here is my challenge.  Make someones day.  Be kinder than necessary.  Say or do something to make another person smile.  See if it makes a difference.

Need ideas?  Check out these websites:

http://www.helpothers.org/ideas.php

http://liveyourlifewell.org/go/live-your-life-well/others

http://www.livestrong.com/article/216265-how-to-help-others-online/

http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/

http://www.therandomact.org/

Do you know of other places to get ideas?  Just let us know!

I hope you have a beautiful and helpful week!


 

1 comments:

Alison said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Debbie: thanks for the links to sites where we can help! good idea to share that. Hope your summer is going well!