Today I’m having a bit of a Thoughtful Thursday and how to help someone today is on my mind.
When I started Lifestyle Fifty, I didn’t really know what it would all be about. I had a vague intention to document life after 50 and in doing so uncover challenges, problems and desires of my own which might, in their unravelling, help other women of the same age make sense of their own lives too.
Over time, the focus has honed in on fashion and travel and travelgear, which can at times seem narcissistic, but deep in my heart I know that Lifestyle Fifty is all about connection, and I get the most pleasure when I feel that I’ve helped people in some way.
How to Help Someone Today
Which got me round to thinking about how to help people on a daily basis, and asking myself if I did this enough, and how I could do more.
When I came across this quote by Carl Morris recently it kind of summed up actions which are attainable every day in some way and not only help others but make me happy and feel fulfilled too.
I hope they resonate with you too.
Did I help someone today?
Did I help someone to realize a dream they thought they’d lost?
Did I listen when someone told me the reward is worth the cost?
Did I praise someone for their efforts and encourage someone toward their dreams?
Did I help someone to understand the end never justifies the means?
Did I make someone laugh and smile when they would much, rather frown?
Was I the one who picked them up when everyone put them down?
Am I, the one they confide in and know their conversations secure?
Did I provide them with someone to trust in knowing their friendship will always endure?
Am I humble and constantly striving to become more than I was yesterday?
Did I focus on the successes of others and follow through with all that I say?
If I constantly strive to become the one who can say I did to did I’s.
Then my life is fulfilled, knowing I have achieved life’s greatest prize.
― Carl Morris
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Which of those lines speaks most to you on this Thoughtful Thursday?
Do you try and help someone everyday?