Do you know the feeling when someone asks you for your help, be it a beggar asking you for spare money or a stranger asking you to carry something, and you say no? How do you feel? As you walk away, do you also feel detached inside, a feeling of dullness coming over you, covering your sense of well-being like clouds cover the sun?
I do. Because every opportunity you’ve missed to help, is your missed opportunity that you could’ve made the world better, and yourself happier.
That’s why I created a new habit.
“Everytime someone asks me for help, I give it to him or her, freely and wholeheartedly.”
Everytime someone asks me for money, I give it to him. Everytime someone asks me for advice, I share it with him. Everytime someone has a troubled mind and needs someone to listen to, I take time and listen. And even when I reckon I don’t have time, I try to spare at least a second. Then I look the person in the eye, give away my smile, and say sincerely that I would love to help, but unfortunately need to go.
We all have our own troubles and we all fight our own wars within. To give someone your time and just listen is the greatest gift you can make any person.
So share! Because as the saying goes: “sharing is caring”.
Since I learnt the lesson of sharing, I am a much happier person, everyday.
And do you know what’s best about it? Even if you’re unhappy and you give, you will become happier.
Next time you complain about all the negativity around you, give your positivity to the people. If people have been rude to you, give them your kindness. Whatever you wish for, be the change you want to see in the world.
“Happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it”
Try to become more aware of opportunites you could help everyday.
If you see an old woman carrying heavy bags across the street, go there and help her without asking. If you have any knowledge others would love to know about, share it with them. If you see a child being bullied, go there and help him out. If you see an adult in grief sitting on a bench, sit down and just listen. I guarantee, you will be much happier than you were before.
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Because at the end of your life it will not be the cars you drove and the money you had on your bank account. At the end of your life it will be about the moments that took your breath away and the lifes you touched.
What do you have that you could give away?