Just caring makes a difference
There are many people that are at a certain place in their own life that they feel so exhausted in dealing with their situation that they just have nothing to give emotionally. Things are so dire for them that they feel that there is nothing within them that gives them the strength to make a difference in someone else’s life as they deal with their own. What we often fail to realize is that is is the very act of caring that injects new meaning into our lives as well.
People often associate giving with money, when in reality there are so many other ways to make a difference in someone’s life. Throughout my life I has always tried to share my experiences and what I have learned with others to give them pieces of information that they can in turn to enrich their own lives. I have also found that at my most dire moments, finding the strength to simply care about someone else, rather than my own issues, has just been the ticket I needed to elevate me out of the doldrums in which I found myself.
We don’t have to be rich to give. People in the “From the Heart” program that we partner with show that they care by sending cards to individuals in need. Just one card makes a difference in the life of the person receiving it. People dealing with some of their worst situations are suddenly made to feel better by receiving that little piece of paper. The child in the classroom participating in our program takes time out of their busy study schedule to write one card that ultimately winds up in a seniors hand to remind them that they are cared for, loved and not forgotten. The person that let someone go in front of them in the grocery line made that person feel good for the rest of the day. The list goes on.
Many would be surprised at how little it takes to make a difference in someone’s life. In fact, we often do it without even realizing it. Something we said, did or gave was just what that person needed at that moment. When we do realize it is is something special as the feeling of emotion that goes with the act becomes reciprocal. When we do it without realizing it, karma has a way of reminding us of what we did and that can be a beautiful thing.
Have a great day and remember to be the reason someone smiles today.
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