Don’t you find sometimes that either you have way too much to do or that maybe something is missing, and/or you actually have time on your hands? We humans are terrible about asking for help from others…we don’t want to impose, we feel wimpy that we can’t get everything done ourselves or just guilty that we have so much to do so we must just suffer through it. On the other hand, when we have time to spare, we don’t want to impose ourselves on others (they’re so busy), or we’re overwhelmed by the all the things we could do (so many choices!) and end up doing nothing, which doesn’t feel good either.
Today I’m asking that you consider asking others for help or offering your help to others. Start with little things, like when someone says they’re going to the store “Do you need anything?”, you could say “Yes, would you please pick up a couple of things for me, it would be such a great help, thank you”. Or “Would you be able to watch the kids for a bit while I run some errands?” or even “Do you have time for a cup of tea and a chat, I’m feeling a bit frazzled”.
Conversely, do you know of someone that is ill or elderly or just plain lonely that might enjoy a phone call, some cookies or going on a stroll in the neighborhood? Giving the gift of yourself, of your time, is giving yourself a gift of spirit; it really heals the soul. Little things can mean so much to someone who is feeling unwell, alone or isolated. Lots of people dislike going places alone but would so enjoy a trip to a museum, a garden, a play or maybe a funky boutique with a friend. Make plans with someone, go out and enjoy yourself, share a laugh, everyone benefits
Just something to think about, something other than what’s on the news, something that will make your world better in so many little ways. Practice random acts of kindness and feel better.
Peace and love,