Thursday, October 2, 2014

Helping One Another

All too often we go through our day oblivious to the difficulties those around us are going through in their life.  Helping one another becomes a YouTube fad or sensation, but often times the true, heart-felt moments don't happen.  There is too much greed in our society and too much selfishness at times.  Even in the noble moments, we often fail to really help one another.

While I realize you can't help everyone as Marcus Lemonis said in an episode of Secret Millionaire, there is much we can do.  If we live our lives where everything is about me, myself and I, then we're missing a major part of the human experience.  Sometimes we have to wake up and open our eyes to realize life is so much more.

Our world needs help, whether it is in some country far away, or in our backyard.  Greed has become the life blood of the world, choking out those that are shoved down by the thugs of society.  Yet, even in the midst of greed, there are still bright spots of people that are trying to make a difference.


We see cases where people go out of their way to support someone in the news that needs it, but all too often I wonder if this "donation" really does the good that it needs to do.  There are just so many cases of people becoming politically motivated to donate major funds to people and organizations that are not good stewards of money.  There are blood money donations that make my skin crawl.

Helping one another is vital to the sustainability of this world and of our human society.  We can not be human if we don't reach out to those in need.  It doesn't have to be only money that you give.  There are a million ways you can make a difference.  If your heart sees a need and you have something that can begin to help, then don't stop.  Proceed to put yourself to good use!

Helping one another isn't about standing up and getting attention or recognition for what you do.  Its about giving your heart to someone that needs it.  It is about connecting as humans and recognizing that what you may have in abundance, someone may be lacking and what they may have to offer is something you need or someone else needs.  It reminds me of the song by Clay Walker, "The Chain Of Love".

Helping one another lifts your own life out of despair and difficulties that you may be facing.  We can't view the world or our life in the same way when we are helping one another.  It is like one of the greatest medications you can give to yourself.

In the same token, you have to take care of yourself in order to help one another. If you are not strong enough to lift your hand, how can you offer your hand to someone else that needs it.  It took me a long time to learn and understand that concept because I would give of myself beyond my physical abilities.

We can either be part of the human connection in this world by helping one another or we can be part of the greed machine that tries to obliterate society.  It is solely up to us.  Recognition and fame in helping one another may make your ego sing, but it takes too much of the positive energy out of the action and heart-felt connection.

Try this very day to see how you can help someone or make a difference in their life.  It doesn't have to be money and it doesn't have to be extravagance or a big commitment of time.  It could just  be some simple act that you do for another.  It could just be the offer you give.  It could just be  your own mindset that makes a difference in someone's life.

Go forth and see how you can help someone today.  Don't wait for tonight or tomorrow or another day.  Do it in this moment and see just how life looks after it.  Hold the act within your heart and just let it spread through the joy of the receiving person.




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