Every day we have an opportunity to do and to be better. Each of us can impact the world in a positive way. Albert Schweitzer stated, “the purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others”.
We are so busy in our own closed bubble that we forget to connect with our loved ones. Sometimes, we don’t even know the inner turmoil that someone residing in the same home with us is going through.
What if we decide to lend a hand to our friends, family members, and our neighbors? It does not mean to give them our entire life. A simple phone call could make a difference in someone’s lonely day. A simple smile could brighten a stranger’s life. A little word of encouragement could help someone win one of his many fights.
Often, we assume that people are okay. From the exterior, we see they are functioning but in reality, they are just pretending, they are dying to have a lifting hand. People around us are crying for help but we fail to hear them.
After reading my post, let’s make a commitment to reach out to our family members and friends. We can let them know they are not alone in their battles. Let them know they can count on us. Let’s make a pledge to reach out and reconnect.
The world needs us.
Sometimes we tend to forget this. As we are constantly in a hurry and we always have lots of work to do, we sometimes simply forget that small things and gestures can really make a big difference.
Absolutely, Cris, sometimes, only one second of our attention can make a lasting impact in someone’s life.
I love this reminder. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in ourselves and our immediate family. I try to reach out to friends, even through facebook messenger just to say hi but it’s been a long time.
This is the promise I make to myself this month, Stephanie, every day, to reach out to someone.
Lovely post to inspire us to be more considerate to others. We can become so taken up with our own problems that it is easy to forget we are all in this together.
Absolutely, Joanne, we are all in this together and need to lift each other up.
What a beautiful post. This is so important and making sure to put time aside for others is what really matters
So true, Kay!
Every once in s while we definily need a reminder to reach out.
I agree, Sarah.
This is so true. With all the recent passings of notable celebrities I think it’s a reminder to everyone to take the time to check in and connect with their loved one’s. I also find that I feel happier when I don’t just get wrapped up in myself.
So true, Tiffany, there is an inner joy, to give and touch others’ lives in a positive way.
True We often too busy with our daily lives that we forgot about others. We need to reach out to let them know that we have been thinking about them. Thank you for the reminder.
Thank you, Daphne.
I often go through my phone and send texts to friends just saying hi. My husband wonders how I use so many texts each month but I am keeping in touch with people!
That is very thoughtful, Rachel.
The world needs us and we need the world so let’s be supportive and helpful to everyone, even before the reach to us!
Yes, it’s good to remind us time to time our main purpose for existence. Great inspiring post.
Thank you, Manisha.
This was a beautiful reminder. People keep to themselves and without asking, we don’t know what is going on.
Absolutely, sometimes, our sole presence matters, no words needed, just to be fully present.
I am pretty good with connecting with people back home. But it’s my neighbors and people in the town I live in that I am terrible at connecting with. It’s definitely something I need to focus on!
Angela, one day, one person at a time. The other day after dropping my daughter to school, I stopped and had a small talk with the crossing guard, just say hello and have a good day, and her smile back at me was rewarding.
We all need to have a little more compassion. I’m guilty of getting jaded with people and avoiding others, especially in public.
A genuine smile to someone can be uplifting sometimes, Jessa.
Thank you so much for posting this. It’s 100% true. Sometimes I need those words to lift me up. I can by dying inside, but look fine on the outside. Always raise up those around you and take the time to call your friends and family.
Thank you, Candace.
Yes. We sometimes need to be reminded of this
This is a lovely reminder! You are absolutely right, we need to take some time to reach out to friends and family and say hello. I literally just did that a week ago, because I felt that since having my baby a couple months ago. I got so wrapped up in my bubble that I disconnected from my friends and relatives, well mostly friends. Needless to say, they appreciated the call 🙂
This is great, Gabbie, I am sure, they appreciated.
I love this! Family and good friends play such an important role in preventing us from feeling alone. Reconnecting can make such a difference, even if it’s been a while.
Absolutely, Sarah Camille.
“Often, we assume that people are okay. From the exterior, we see they are functioning but in reality, they are just pretending, they are dying to have a lifting hand. People around us are crying for help but we fail to hear them.”
So true, I love this. I often say it’s one of the effects of social media only looking at the exterior, at the “pretty pictures” and we end up not thinking there might be something entirely different going on with people.
Absolutely, Laura, lately, I am trying to be more sensitive, reach out to my people.
This is so true. One smile can make a large difference.
I went for a walk a few days ago and a random lady smiled and said good morning. That made me smile the entire day and i couldn’t stop talking about how sweet her gesture was.
Nivedita, a simple action does have an everlasting impact, thanks for sharing your experience.
I loved your post! These are such great words, we need to really make a conscience effort to tear away from what we feel we have to do and just be with family and friends.
Thank you, Courtney.
Reaching out every once in a while to the people we love is so important. This is such a great reminder!
Thank you, Becca!
I have been pondering this same issue! We need each other answer we can make a huge impact on those around us!
Such a great reminder…I’m constantly living in my bubble and need to break out of it and make it a point to reach out to my loved ones more frequently.
That would be awesome, Ashley!
I loved this and it is so true. Just today I shared how much a little thank you note I wrote to my junior high VBS volunteer meant to her and to her family. I almost didn’t write it as it was the last day of VBS and I had forgotten to write the note the night before. My 3 year old wouldn’t get dressed and we were running late but I quickly wrote down my gratitude. A few weeks later I receive a note from the girls aunt letting me know how thrilled her niece was to receive my note!
Absolutely, Jennifer, the little things can have a huge impact. I am grateful for everything and make sure to let people know.
Really love your message in this blog post <3 helping others and creating a sense of community is so important!
So true, Ranelle, thank you.
It is so true that not everything is how it looks like. We should be aware and concern to ask someone how they feel and really listen to help them the best we can. This is a nice reminder. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Nessly!