“You can hardly become greedy or selfish when you are busily sharing what you have with others.”
- Steve Weber
If you saw an elderly lady struggling to get her groceries into her car, what would you do? You’d help her, of course. Making someone’s burden a little lighter by putting some of it on yourself is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. The things you do for free usually turn out to be the most valuable. They’ll stay with you a lot longer than the things you are paid to do.
Helpfulness is a habit that is developed, just like in-line skating or riding a motorcycle. Start small. Offer your place in line to the person behind you. Pick up that gum wrapper in the aisle at the store. Take a turn doing the supper dishes.
Then move up a notch. Offer to baby-sit for a friend or relative. Paint the house of a shut-in. Take a shift working in the kitchen at a homeless shelter. Do maintenance work on the auto of a single mom. Volunteer to be a camp counselor.
If you hear the word “Help!” answer the call.