Do things for others

prenosHello!

Todays topic will be one of my favourites so far. It’s going to be about helping and giving others. I decided to write about this topic because of three different reasons: one of my favourite people did an amazing gesture yesterday (if she’s reading this post, she will know what I’m talking about), because of Beyonce’s song, I was here (that is constantly on repeat) and because I think that nowadays not a lot of people seem to care about others (at least I think like that). If every single one of us would do just a little bit for somebody who needs help, believe me, world would be totally different. And that’s why I’m going to write about this, because I want to inspire people to change, to do something different, to help those people who really need our help. If only one person will do something after reading this post, I’m going to be the happiest person on this planet.

There are a lot of things you can do to help people in your community, whether it’s doing chores for a family member, or volunteering at a local homeless shelter. Even the smallest things can brighten someone else’s day. You can start with your family and friends. The easiest way to start is doing chores at home or helping neighbours with their tasks: mow the lawn or take out their trash.
Often what people need is simply someone who will listen to them with kindness and without judgement. Listen to your friend or sibling about their problems and try to help them if you can. Another very kind gesture is to send something nice to someone you love. A lot of times people can feel cut off from their friends or family and 319001very alone. Just let a friend or family member know that you’re thinking of them and that they are important to you. It doesn’t have to be a big, grand gesture, something small, such as email, message or even a letter, will do fine.

These are really small things that you can do for others, but they matter. People usually think that giving to others mean giving them money.  Yes, in some cases the money is needed, but usually it isn’t about money at all, so you don’t need to be rich to help people. Giving to others can be as simple as a single kind word, smile or a thoughtful gesture. It’s about giving your time, care, skills, thought and attention. And sometimes these little gestures mean as much, if not even more, than financial by Provider” href=”#92525948″> gifts.

There are also other different ways to help, not only your friends and family, but also the community and those that you don’t know and still need help. Volunteering and donating are two of those. You can go to old people’s home and spend time with elderly. They are the ones who need someone who will talk to them, play boards games with them and just spend time with them in general. They usually feel alone and they will be happy for anybody who will come and be there for them. Another amazing option is homeless shelter. Some people feel disgusted about them, but I think that it’s nothing terribly wrong with them. There are shutterstock_150773027.pngpeople who need help and they are people too, just like me and you. These two options are also one of the easiest way to help people. Not only will this help others, but you will get new experience and new perspective on your own life.
As I already mentioned, you can also donate to by Provider” href=”#19348813″> important causes. This can be anything from a monetary donation to a charity or items like clothing that are needed by a local food bank or shelter. If you don’t have money to spare, look through your unused items and see what is in decent condition that you can give away. You can donate foods or give toys to the local shelters. There are a lot of poor families, where parents can’t afford to by Provider” href=”#27512955″> buy toys for their children – believe me, children will be so happy.
The by Provider” href=”#78996258″> important thing is that there are people who need help and they are everywhere. You just have to stop and look around. If you see someone on the street who is struggling to carry all their groceries, or who needs money for a bus, give them a helping hand or some money. It usually doesn’t take much to help another human being out, especially if you have time or money.

But you are probably asking yourself, why would you even help if you don’t get anything in return. It’s not about getting back. And that’s something that those who give, interpret wrongly. When you help somebody, you help them because they need help and you don’t expect anything in return. That’s the magic of giving others – you don’t expect anything in return. Even though you don’t get anything material in return, you always receive back: you are happier and healthier, you get new perspective and connect to people, you feel good and most by Provider” href=”#22329303″> importantly – you make somebody’s day brighter and somebody smiles because of you – priceless!

prenos-1I found an amazing Chinese saying that literally sums up everything: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” Happiness is helping others and as I already said, if we all would do just one thing to help those in need, the world would be different. I love helping people, because I love to see people smiling. I greet someone or smile at somebody and even if they don’t greet or smile back, I know that I made at least one person happier. It’s not about how much we give, it’s about how much love we put into giving. It’s all about loving what you do and sharing that with others. One more thing: the by Provider” href=”#98763573″> gift of time is often more satisfying than the gift of by Provider” href=”#94968781″> money. We don’t all have the same amount of money, but we all do have time in our hands. Spend time with people, listen to them, talk to them, play games with them, be there for them and the universe will return it back to you.

Until next time,
T.

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