Today’s Encouragement is inspired by the resilience of the American people while struggling through this catastrophic hurricane, Hurricane Florence.
“If you are feeling helpless, help someone.” Aung San Suu Kyi
It truly breaks my heart to see all the devastation occurring just south of us, but to see people helping people is a refreshing sight. It is reassuring during times as these to see people coming together from all over the Country to assist and aid in the rescue of vulnerable people who are in harm’s way.
My Friend, if you are in a place in your life where you are struggling and life seems dark and cloudy, consider helping someone else who appears to be struggling. Do you know a friend who could use to be uplifted, or do you have a neighbor who is struggling to keep up with things around the house? Do you know someone who has been sick and could use a few groceries, but is too weak to go out and get them? Do you know someone who recently lost a loved one or someone dear to them? Consider buying some random flowers and taking them to their door. There is a need for help, but we just need to open up our own eyes to see that it is all around us.
All to often, we get trapped in our own little worlds that we forget there is a great big one just outside our own window. My friend, consider opening up the curtains in your house and raising the blinds that have you isolated from those around you and consider reaching out to someone today to bring a smile to their face and to spread just a little bit of sunshine on their dark and gloomy day.
It really does not take much effort. If you are not a person who feels comfortable doing this, then consider something as simple as smiling at a total stranger who is least expecting it and see what it does for them. It is just a small and simple gesture but can hold a massive amount of weight. It can hold so much weight that it may even be the difference between someone caring about life and not caring.
There is truly something healing and refreshing when you take the time to help someone else. Reach out to someone who is in need of a smile, a word of encouragement, or some physical work done because they are not able to do for themselves.