When someone close to us in our lives has a crisis how far do we go to help out?
When someone not so close to us has a crisis how far do we go to help out then?
And what about someone we don’t know at all, a stranger in the street?
Recently on UK tv there have been a number of programmes based around strangers helping others who need it. Usually the ‘helper’ is extremely wealthy and helps financially. The results have often been life changing for the recipient. The results for the helper have often been life changing too as they realise what great benefits they can bring to others with a little bit of thought and sharing a little of what they have.
Most of us don’t have great wealth. It is often difficult to find enough for our own needs without considering what others need, but in a crisis we all can find that little bit extra to help out.
Often it isn’t money that is needed. We can give our time, we can give our compassion, we can give our support, and all of these are free and only cost us a bit of effort. An friend of mine, Chery Schmidt, recently wrote on this very topic. You can read her post here, Become More Generous by Giving Freely of Your Time.
Help out where you can. The rewards can be immense.
Enjoy the journey.