365 Days of Helping.
So I woke up this morning, yeah I woke up. Something to be happy about I guess. Grateful if you like. I have adopted a “morning ritual” of getting some positive messages into myself each morning via instagram particularly since well after my laptop (if its close by) the next thing I reach for is my phone. I forgot, my glasses actually comes first:
On one of those mornings I stumbled on this
The important thing is the CAN, Hence my thought was even if I am broke as a broken chewing stick I still have so much someone out there doesn’t have and may never have. Coincidentally saw this video this morning
Within minutes I got calls, comments and WhatsApp messages that lasted throughout the day. I won’t dwell much on the downsides but one thing was prevalent a lot of people define help == financial help. Help is not always financial.
After each person I was able to help I specifically mentioned it would be nice if they could do the same for at least someone else. At the end of the day, I slept better and was happy I could help even if it was a few. In discussing with some about the experience and of course the result I got personally, made a resolve I’d like to try this for the next 365 days. I know some people I have mentioned this to have decided they would give it a try as well.
Some things I learnt and think you should have in mind just in case you want to join in,
- You don’t have to tell anyone what you did, you can judge yourself if what you did was worth it and not just a show by how you feel at the end of the day.
- Encourage those you help to help others in like manner.
- Job responsibilities are different from helping people. Don’t replace what you should do with some favour or good you are doing for someone.
- What you do for livelihood is different from helping people, personally for me when my business does promos (price-slashes) I try to share with as many as possible to take advantage of it.
- its important to separate this from some religious rite or seeking to please some super being, which you may do in the process, which is good. “Actions ultimately make the difference between living a good life and not living a good life.”
- Things you could do, You can help a neighbour wash a car, you can help people get a message across, you can use your skill/knowledge in a way that doesn’t hurt you. You can even give money, ONLY if you have that money and won’t go begging cause of that. These are not perfect examples but you get the idea. Do what you can, When you can as Often as you can. If you get requests beyond you, decline politely.
In case you are the kind that needs to be monitored or give yourself a “punishment” for not getting your goal done you may like this site
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Here’s to a good year of Good! Cheers
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