Hello Friends! … and Happy sanctified Sunday. We are officially in the last week of January, and can you believe how time is not just a joggers pace … but a sprint. Do you have any goals for 2019, that you are beginning? I’m just starting to scratch the surface of some personal goals but my 30-Day Challenge is working.
In today’s society, we are so wrapped up in … well … us, and trust me there is nothing selfish about taking care of you. I’m ashamed to say that within my personal goals I didn’t list anything where I would devote my time to those in need, and it’s not that I don’t think about it, but when it comes to executing the plan I fall short. This brings me to List #26 which asks … “List the times when you felt like you made a difference in someone else’s life.“
- Bringing the homeless guy that I pass every day a meal
- Donating money, clothing, and goods to the local shelters
- Being a sounding board and a shoulder to cry on when others need it
- Giving up my seat on the train
- Always saying good morning
- Giving change in the grocery line if the person in front of me is short
TAKE ACTION: Take fifteen minutes today to search the news and social media for people who you think are making a difference in the world. How do you want to emulate what they have done within your own world?
Actions speak louder than words and although the “Take Action” portion, makes a good statement about what you can do by checking out world events on social media … however, there are people that need your help right in your own backyard [so to speak]. Giving to others is infectious, and once you start, you kindle something within yourself.
Your local Boys & Girls Club always needs volunteers as well as libraries and hospitals. Your church probably has an outreach program, where it helps people in need. This is just a small portion, there are hundreds of organizations if you’re looking to do some old-fashioned good.
Some people just need someone to talk to, someone to help them work through there struggles or just someone there to listen. We always don’t like to just hand out money to people we see on the street. This is because we don’t trust anything, and we assume that everyone wants something from you. I would agree that if I see a person, who I assume is homeless coming into the city on the Metro, like I do every day, to stand at their regular corner and beg for money … [yes this is a fact], that would bother me. Begging is their job, and my thinking is that your younger than me, and able – and when my feet hit the floor in the morning to grind, then yours should be as well. As humans, our trust of people is broken …
How do we fix this, how do you open the most vulnerable part of you to allow you trust? It starts with love. Love allows for trust, the trust of one another, and trust of the unknown. Are you working to build trust, build love … comment below and share your story.
With that + I’ll close my post today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog + and with each post in this series + I hope that I can bring some of my happiness to others + because if you have happiness in your heart + then you spread that happiness to others. The 52 List for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy is available on Amazon. – [Know Thyself] Wye
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