When you share what you have, you can make a difference in someone’s life.
No matter how much or how little you make or have, it is always more than the person who has nothing. There will always be someone who has less than you that you can help.
An apple means the world to someone who is hungry and has nothing to eat. A hot drink and a blanket bring warmth to someone who is cold.
When you help someone who is in need, the reward you receive is tenfold. No one needs to know what you’ve done, but it will not go unnoticed by the one who matters most.
Yes, some people take advantage, but when you look closely, you will see their need is different. They just need someone to show they care and take some time to help them through their situation.
People need people. It is a simple but true statement. Sometimes the gift you can give is not materialistic. Your time and your presence are enough. For the isolated and lonely, a chat with someone who cares enough to sit and listen to them means the world.
Helping hands heal hearts and hurt. Put yours to good use. You will find there are times when you need someone, and they are there. Perhaps you take it for granted. Take a few minutes to think back on all the times throughout your life when someone helped you. Maybe you were sick, needed a drive somewhere or just needed a friend to talk to. Someone was there for you. These are people to be grateful for. You can be the same for someone else.
People can find solace and safety in your presence or nothing. What they feel or perceive is up to you and the actions you take. If you are unsure where to begin, look for local shelters or food banks that need volunteers. Every community needs volunteer workers, and they are usually very easy to find.
A few minutes of your time or a few dollars can make a difference even when you don’t see it immediately. If we all did this, there would be no hunger in the world, no lonely or forgotten people. The change we could collectively bring about would be phenomenal.
Don’t think about it as being hard. Whether it be your talents, your time or a few dollars, you can make a difference. Commit this holiday season to share what you have.
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