Charity is something we hear a lot about these days. In the years after the great recession many people lost their jobs, homes and families fell apart. There is always someone to help and something you can do, but many people feel like they can’t do anything and that there is no way for them to help. Studies show that more people would actually do something but they often do not know what that exactly might be.
Giving – if you cant donate money, try with something else. Some people simply need clothes, dry shoes and socks and some will be thankful if they got a bottle of water to drink. It might happen that your neighbor do not need those but there is someone, somewhere that need is and with a little search on the internet, you can find just where to take your stuff to be donated. If you have more stuff than you need, you can always donate it to someone who need it more or make a yard sale and raise money for some cause.
Volunteering – if there is nothing you can give but you still feel the need to help, you can always volunteer. It costs you nothing and all you are investing is your time, will and energy. Sometimes you will volunteer doing something strenuous, guys can plant trees or help clean some nature spot. It can be in the field of ecology, medicine, construction or just about anything you can think of. People that like kids can always help with children care in hospitals and places that gladly get the help you can provide. Soup kitchens always need volunteers and they will gladly accept your helping hand.
Acting – if you aren’t volunteering or donating, that doesn’t mean that there is no way you can help other people. Being positive and kind means a lot today. In a world where people are always busy and grumpy, simple, random act of kindness is sometimes just as important. Smile at people, tend to help them or assist in the moment of need. There is no better way to help people than to be good to them and be there for them when they need it. Start with your family, spread the joy and positive energy and they will become like you. When people are kind to one another it establishes the conditions for spreading of those positive emotions that can mean a lot sometimes.
Giving is always nice, it makes us feel better and other people appreciate our help even if sometimes they won’t ask for it. it is always good to help others, for many reasons, religion and morale included, but we won’t talk about it. There are proven, scientific evidence that doing good to others helps us too. It makes us calmer, brightens our mood, increases our productivity and can decrease the chances of hearth illnesses. So, what are you doing to help others?