Twenty Ways You Can Help Others (Part 1)

Maintaining Balance in Our Interactions

I talked about how we are detached from each other and I promised you an incomplete list of things that you can do to re-engage.  Here is the first half:
1. Smile and be friendly. Some of the time a simple brief thing like this can put a smile and caring feeling in someone else’s heart and make their day a bit better. They could then do the same for other people.
2. Call a charity to volunteer. You do not have to go to a soup kitchen today. Just search the number, make the call, and make an appointment to volunteer sometime in the next month. It can be any charity you like. Volunteering is among the most amazing things you’re able to do.
3. Donate something you don’t use. Or a whole box of some things. Drop them off at a charity – other people can put your clutter to great use.
4. Make a donation. There are dozens of ways to donate to charities online, or in your local community. Instead of buying yourself a new gadget or outfit, spend that money in a more positive way.
5. Redirect gifts. Instead of having people give you birthday or Christmas gifts ask them to donate gifts or money to a special charity.
6. Stop to help. The next time you see someone pulled over with a flat, or somehow in need of help, stop and ask how you’re able to help. Sometimes all they need is a push, or the use of your cell phone.
7. Teach. Take the time to teach somebody a skill you know. This could be teaching your grandma to use email, teaching your baby to ride a bike, teaching your co-worker a useful computer skill, teaching your spouse how to clean the darn toilet. OK, that last one does not count.
8. Comfort somebody in grief.  Often a hug, a helpful hand, a kind word, a listening ear, will go a long way when somebody has lost a loved one or suffered some similar loss or tragedy.
9. Help them take action.  If somebody in grief seems to be lost and does not know what to do, help them do something. It could be making funeral arrangements, it could be making a doctor’s appointment, it could be making telephone calls. Just don’t do it all yourself – let them take action too, because it helps in the healing process.
10. Buy food for a homeless person.  Cash is often a bad idea if it is going to be used for drugs, but buying a sandwich and chips or something like that is a good gesture. Be respectful and friendly.
Next post you will get the next 10.
“According to your faith let it be done to you” And It is so!
Matthew 9:29
In Gratitude,

Beverly F. Jones
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