Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Character Building :: Helping Others

I would like to think if there is one thing I truly do well, it is helping others. I sometimes wish I had more time in the day to help everyone in whatever way I can serve them best.

I love helping my husband, but he is so talented in so many ways, I have a hard time being a helper to him. My children need my help all the time, and I willingly give it because I know one day they may not need as much. My friends call on me when they need my help in a myriad of ways: childcare, homeschool knowledge, recipes, simple advice, and more. I even have an acquaintance or two whom call to ask help through favors.

I help organize field trips. I help keep several organizations running smoothly. I even help the birds with finding food.

I bet each and every one of you reading this help someone someway every day. While often the things we help with may seem small and insignificant to us, in reality, that little help could mean a world to someone else.

We are all busy with our time, our lives, and our families. Yet, sometime in life, you will need help. Take the time to help someone else today, tomorrow, or later this week. Make an effort for your family to help a person, a group, an organization, or even an animal each month of the year. Your children will see your giving spirit and they will follow in your path.

Our world is too small not to help others. Your town or city has plenty of opportunities to give your time. From national organizations to local projects, your help is always needed.

Audrey Hepburn once said, "You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others." How do you use your hands?

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