Gratitude is everything when it comes to building strong relationships with friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Was there a time when you got exactly what you needed at exactly the right moment? Of course. As a result, you have a grateful heart for the help you received. Above all, don’t forget to give thanks to the ones who reached out to you and pass some help on.
Now, it’s your turn to give back.
Many people suffer hardships in life. Think about the victims of criminal or domestic violence, the seriously ill, those who’ve lost loved ones, as well as, the jobless and homeless due to the current pandemic. In fact, they need help and you know how they feel.
In addition, let’s not forget about children from broken homes who end up in foster care. Furthermore, many seniors are lonely and need help with daily activities.
All these people (and more) need some kind of assistance. It may be emotional support, a safe place to stay, help taking care of the kids, or clothes, food, money, a job, transportation.
How can I give thanks and help others?
The first thing to do is pick out a cause to support. It should be something you feel strongly about. This feeling may come from personal experience, but not always. The important thing is you’re giving from gratitude, love, and concern for your fellow man.
The Dance Safari post, “I Am Proud of the Way Things Turned Out” is about making it through the rough patches. And, here’s an article about ways people from all over the world give thanks.
So, what do you have to share?
Volunteer Your Time
There’s nothing like a giving a helping hand. Sharing your time with others is considered the most personal way to help out. Remember, someone was there for you when you needed it. Certainly, a great way to give thanks for that is by being there for others.
Great Organizational and Verbal Skills? Fundraising is the way to go.
They say money makes the world go round and there’s nothing like cold hard cash to ease the transition from pain to self-confidence. If you’re blessed with exceptional organizational skills and a way with words, you could participate in putting together a fundraiser.
Donate What You Can
If you’re lucky enough to be able to contribute, then donate, donate, donate! Give thanks for your good fortune by gifting anything of value. When it’s sold, the proceeds can be used to give some relief to those who are suffering.
Some examples are:
Finally, to wrap this post up, please contribute to others when you can. You’ll be a patron of the people and a hero!
Such a great post (& reminder), thanks for sharing my friend.
If each of us does a little, the results would be overwhelming. Thanks for the comment.
Happy to support!