Inadvertently Helping Others
When I began this blog, it was to help myself. It was not a challenge but a goal to feel better, to dig myself out of the despair that resulted from my mother’s death. Her passing went deeper than the loss of a parent: I found one of the roles that I had taken on for a very long time, as caretaker, gone; I was also alone, for the first tme in a very long time; and while working, I did not have a steady income. Add to that all the things I have had to go through in the apartment (and it is still not complete)…
Along the way, readers have told me that what I write has been inspiring to them. That does mean a lot to me, even though I may not say it enough here. It’s been told to me via messages left here, or in private communications.
There are many people who do go out of their way to help others, and their deed usually gets some attention. What about when, by doing something, without realizing it, you find that what you’ve done has had a positive effect on another?
Lately I’ve been hearing back from others, about the small things that do matter. I started to make a list of positive things I’ve done without knowing it that has helped someone else. That is not what I want to do here: toot my own horn. I’d really like to know from those who do read this blog:
What have you done, inadvertently, that has lightened someone’s day/journey? What joy have you brought without even realizing you were doing it? It was just inherent, a part of you, you shared or helped or offered…and whatever you did wound up a gift to someone else.
Posted on April 2, 2013, in Caring, counseling, Family, Friends, Healing, Love, Mindfulness, Support, Therapy, Transformation, Uncategorized and tagged caring, compassion, coping, counseling, giving thanks, God, hope, mental health, rededication, searching for work, strength, Talking to God, unempolyment. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.