posted on Dec, 17 2011 @ 04:08 PM
I love this. The one thing I'm really big on is usually giving of myself - my time, kindness, whatever, but it's something that I think a lot of
people don't really consider when they think of 'giving'.
I used to work a job that I loved/hated. It was night shift and I met all sorts of characters, but it helped me to learn a lot about people, and also
about myself. I found that when you reach out to someone, most often times they are more than happy to take it, they are just waiting for someone to
offer. I have lost count of how many times I would see someone who was looking a little down, or stressed, and just simply asking them if they were ok
would open the floodgates. These people I had never seen before would completely open up to me without question, some would cry, some would come to
moments of clarity, and most of them would walk away feeling better about their situations. They would tell me EVERYTHING, my goodness, some of the
things I would hear!
But it made me feel good to know that these people had someone who was willing to listen to them and help them through a rough
patch - it was the only thing that kept me at that job as long as I was there.
I also found that opening yourself up that way has an impact on what you invite into your life. I am more of a 'feeler' and this really helped me
fine tune my senses, and I am able to tell a lot about a person now just by standing by them for a minute. My friends and family think I am totally
nuts to talk to 'strangers' like I do - I have even been walking down the street feeling a little down myself, thinking I could use a hug or
something, and some random woman just came right up to me and gave me a tight squeeze and a pat on the back and walked away.
It pays to be kind to others!