One of the most enriching things you can do for yourself is giving back to others.
It is a win-win for everyone and the benefits are endless for all involved. We get so caught up in finding ways to make ourselves happy, that we forget the greatest happiness can come from helping someone else in some way.
Helping others doesn’t have to be something huge to you. It can be as simple as helping an elderly person who is struggling to reach a milk carton at the grocery store. I had that happen recently and at first, I almost just walked by, because in the past that kind of gesture wasn’t received well. That day I decided to try again and I am so glad I did. The look in the woman’s eyes was so grateful for something that was really not a big deal to me. I could tell she was in pain and had a hard time lifting her arms up that high. Yes sometimes people don’t want help, they would rather get angry and frustrated at their struggle. That day I made up my mind, that was their decision. My decision was to be of help and to at least offer it. It was also my decision to be okay with it if they chose to be angry at my offer. That is about them not about me.
Seeing the look in that woman’s eyes and her grasp on my arm afterward, made me feel so good about such a simple act. The future opportunities like this are endless and my plan is to offer it as often as I can.
Even while working with The Healing Codes you can include others, that you would like to help with their issues. This is a great way to give easily and lovingly.
Remember even a smile is a gift.