posted on Dec, 16 2008 @ 01:10 PM
People don't realize that many people are willing to help if asked. Just because everyone doesn't volunteer, doesnt mean that people are not willing
to give a helping hand when needed.
I have experienced awful human behavior. on a daily basis. But this doesn't eradicate all the good behavior in the world.And it usually takes a
simple effort on someone's part to make my day.
While no, you can't change people's lives, little efforts can make them much better. Someone said that the homeless person would still have a bad
life. But little acts of kindness can make them happier, even if for a moment.
And little moments can make a big difference for people, even change their attitude about life.
We can either all walk around thinking the world is a bad place, or we can singlehandedly create thousands of little happy moments a day.
If you read postsecret, even someone just showing they care for a minute stopped someone from killing themselves.
I was having a misearable day once, I was at the grocery store with a sick and fussy baby, who I was trying to hold and unload my cart. The woman
behind me just started unloading if for me. She looked at me and said: you look like you need a hand. I have children too.
That made the rest of my day that someone considered me enough to give me a hand, at a small price to her.
(in fact, a lot of mother's complain that they need more help when they have children, with doors and getting in and out of places, then they do when
they are pregnant. But people only tend to help pregnant women.)So when I see a mother struggling, I give them a hand.
I have never ever considered those less fortunate then me to be lower people. There are many reasons people are where they are. ANd sometimes it is
not self inflicted.
I knew a homeless guy who was homeless because he lost his young wife to cancer. Homelessness was a way to keep him distracted and deal with the
And even if it is self inflicted, it doesn't mean they necessarily deserve to be treated badly. Humans are humans, no one is perfect, and many would
change what they have done if they could.
I don't operate under the guise that I am perfect or that anyone else should be and condemn them for it.
I worked in a privately owned restaurant that was lucrative. The owner made quite a living.
Every Saturday, the owner would bring in his children. Make them help the bus boys, dishwashers, clean the floors or assist the wait staff. So they
never forget the lesson that every job is important, you never look down on anybody, and they wouldnt' have what they have if it wasn't for these