Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Sometimes the needs that we see around us seem too big for us to make a difference. But really, all you need to do to help is to ask others to help you help.
That's not a tongue twister. That is a truth about generosity. You will be surprised how many people are willing, even eager, to help others. They just don't know how or where to lend their energy. So when you see a cause that you believe in that needs support. Engage your friends and family in helping you to help that cause.
One of my areas of interest is homeless people. Recently I learned about a family that had finally made it out of homelessness to rent an apartment. They can now have a place off the streets and out of crowded shelters. However, they used all their money for the apartment and have nothing but a roof over their heads.
They are grateful for that, of course. But now they need a way to remain in a rental. The father has a job that doesn't go far enough. They lost everything they had in the last house they lived in, so can use almost anything you can think of.
I went on FaceBook and told their story and ask for donations of household items, clothing, food, etc. And hour later I had people offering all kinds of things. Now I will coordinate collecting items and getting them to the family.
People want to help, they just don't always know how. You can be a catalest that changes lives when you ask others to help you help. I do this kind of thing often and it never ceases to amaze me how generous people are.
Try it. Let me know how it works for you