I feel that people just don't need my help, that they have
things well under control and are doing fine without any
help. Many people simply don't want any help, and
prefer to make their ways through life without taking any
help from anyone else. They can do it on their own,
they know, and to ask for help would be to show some sort of
think that part of my problem has come from the way that
I've always defined help--I usually see it as something
major, something that makes a significant difference in
someone's life. But help isn't always like that.
Help can be a small act that seems to be insignificant at
the time, but that can have a truly important effect on a
person's life, no matter how small the effect.
Like random acts of kindness, small acts of help can
definitely add a huge amount of positive feelings and
appreciation to this world of ours, and we can be the people
who add it.
have to keep our eyes open if we want to see the
opportunities. I can't tell you how many times I've
walked right by someone who might need a door opened for
them, even if I'm not going into the same building.
I've missed the chance to help someone with their tray in a
cafeteria because someone else noticed the need before I
did. I'm usually pretty good at helping people push
stalled cars out of the way because they're pretty easy to
we do keep our eyes open and help in the very small ways
when we can, we may find that not only are we contributing a
great deal of positive energy to the planet, but we're also
brightening our own lives at the very same time.