Twenty Ways You Can Help Others (Part 2)

Earlier in April the Dallas area suffered from the worst outbreak of tornados in years.  Many people suffered from damage to their homes and businesses.  People offered their help and money to help those less fortunate than them.    This was a wonderful example of giving.

Psalm 146:6-8 (NIV)
6  He is the Maker of heaven and earth,  the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
7  He upholds the cause of the oppressed  and gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free,
8  the LORD gives sight to the blind,  the LORD lifts up
those who are bowed down,  the LORD loves the righteous.

Last post I gave you ten recommendations for helping.  I pray that since then you have thought of many other ways to help others and in turn help yourself.   Here are the last ten.

11. Lend your ear. Often somebody who’s sad, depressed, angry, or frustrated just needs somebody who will listen. Venting and talking through an issue is a major help.

12. Help somebody on the edge. If somebody is suicidal, urge them to get help. If they do not, call a suicide hotline or physician yourself to get advice.

13. Help somebody get active. An individual in your life who would like to get healthy might need a helping hand – offer to go walking or running together, to join a gym together. Once they get started, it can have fundamental effects.

14. Do a chore. You can do something little or big, like tidying up, washing a car, or doing the dishes.

15. Create a care package. Soup, reading material, tea, chocolate … anything you can think of the person might need or enjoy. Good for someone who is sick or otherwise in need of a pick-me-up.

16. Send a kind email. Just a quick note telling somebody how much you value them, or how proud you are of them.

17. Show appreciation, in public. You can Praise somebody on a blog, in front of coworkers, in front of family, or in some other public way. It’s a great way to make them feel good about themselves.

 18. Donate food. Clear out your cupboard or buy a couple bags of groceries, and donate them to a shelter.
19. Just be there. When someone you know is in need, sometimes it’s just good to be there. Sit with them. Talk. Help out if you can.
20. Be patient. Sometimes people can have difficulty understanding things, or learning to do something right. Learn to be patient with them.  A hug, a kind word, spending time, showing little kindnesses, being friendly, it all matters more than you know.

Every day, in every way find a way to give.

“According to your faith let it be done to you”     And It is so!
Matthew 9:29

In Gratitude,

Beverly F. Jones
Inspirational speaker and trainer on prosperity and abundance

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