Kim’s car broke down last week.
After pulling off the road, she lifted the hood of the car and discovered the serpentine belt laying on the ground and a pulley shattered into a thousand pieces. Thoughts of showing up for her appointment on time were shattered.
Unfortunately it happened when I was out of town for a couple of days. Even our next door neighbors were away on a trip. Fortunately it happened close to our home. One call got the car towed to our favorite service center and it was a short walk home.
Kim had a decision to make the next day. I didn’t realize how hard the decision was to make until I talked with Kim later that day.
Does she ask our neighbors to drive her to the service station to pick up the repaired car or does she call for a taxi?
Our neighbors just got back for their long trip a few minutes ago and Kim didn’t want to disturb them. However, Kim knew if they found out she took a taxi instead of asking them for a ride, they would be upset.
Stop and think about that. They would be upset if we didn’t let them know we needed help and allow them to help us. How many people could say that about us?
There are many ways to help others. It may be doing a chore for someone. It might be encouraging someone you know needs a lift. It might be supporting a cause or charity with your time and money.
Look for ways you can help others today. Look for ways you can let them know you care about them and appreciate them. Do it in a way that they know you care so much you would be upset if they didn’t ask for your help when it was needed.
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