“One day, I decided to help wherever I could, & it was almost like magic because I was exactly what the world needed everywhere I went. Step right up!!”
I just absolutely LOVE this website: www.storypeople.com
“Five truly effective prescriptions to remedy a bad day: (You can’t overdose.)
—Pray; discuss your troubles with God.
—List your blessings. (The blue sky, soft cookies, warm socks, etc.)
—Call your mom.
—Visit an animal shelter and hug a lonely dog.
—Visit a nursing home and hug a lonely grandparent.”
Whenever I am having a day that is off the rails or I feel lost or detached or things seem to be going all wrong I try to do at least one good thing for someone else and instantly my bad day is conquered.
All of us can be more powerful and empowering just by giving of ourselves toward the betterment of someone else. As an example to my children and to my clients I decided to volunteer at a hospital, the absolute last place I ever would have imagined myself to volunteer. In all honesty and with great enthusiasm I can tell you that it has been the best thing I ever did. The experience of volunteering allowed me to think about a different way of employment and I now work as a temp breezing in and out of many kinds of jobs just like a volunteer. I am needed to fill a spot for a short period of time and get a job done. Then I am off to another job and helping fill another need. Although as a temp I do get paid the mentality is the same as if I were volunteering. People are always happy to see me, happy to help me in return and happy that I was able to be of help to them when they needed it. For the first time in my life I feel purposeful and I feel a sense of honor to be contributing to the betterment of someone else’s life.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Call to Action
What else can you add to the list above?
What was the one thing you did for someone else that you instantly knew made a fabulous difference?
In what ways do you notice your mood getting better because you helped someone?
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