Helpful Edition Weekend Coffee Share
Wow another week has blown by. This is helpful edition Weekend Coffee Share post. If we managed to sit down long enough to catch up and share a beverage, I would tell you that it has been a very busy and helpful week. I hope your week was interesting, thought-provoking and went more or less according to plan. Assuming of course that you plan.
You don’t have to plan to be helpful, but sometimes it is better if you do. At least stop and ask a few questions.
How can you be helpful?
Being helpful is, in general, a good thing. Most of us are taught from a young age that we should help each other. The Golden Rule says, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” But don’t forget to ask before you help. Helping is only appreciated if it is needed AND desired. Not everyone wants your help. So take a second and ask before you just join the fray. Another good question to ask after determining help is needed and desired is “Do I have what is necessary?” This could be skills, food, money, etc. If someone needs food and you have extra, great! Share it. But if you are struggling to feed your own family, then perhaps you should find another way to help. Sometimes all we need is a little nudge.
What happens if we are more helpful?
Maybe, the world becomes a bit better. Imagine that if everyone was just a little nicer, a little more helpful, what would be the impact on our world. People do not think they have the power to change the world, and they are right. They do have the power to change themselves and in doing so, change a small part of the world. If we all do just a little every day, the effect can be enormous. Will you be helpful?