Helping Others:

I believe that most anyone can do anything if they want it and put their mind to it. They have it within themselves to make it happen. Sometimes they just need some encouragement and a 'push'. Helping Others, Helps Ourselves. More specifically, when we help others prepare for potential future events, they will become more self-sufficient and less dependent on others when those events take place (Example: Retirement Planning vs. Welfare). Remember the adage 'Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime'.

A person wrapped up in 'self' makes a very small package. Share yourself with others.

Kindness to the Kind and Unkind:
Kindness seems to be a lost attribute. It's easy to like, and be kind to, those who reciprocate. It is much more difficult to be kind to those we consider revolting. There may be some unkind expressions on this site but, as I re-read them, I make an effort to tone them down. Without belaboring the issue, I encourage overcoming our natural inclination to punch, or insult, those we can't stand but, instead, set an example of kindness even to those we strongly disagree with. I believe it will improve and calm our wellbeing and those around us. Perhaps, a focus on the opposing issues instead of the person will improve relationships. Proverbs 25, In the Bible, gives advice on how to live with, and treat, others. If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you. As surely as a north wind brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger! (Proverbs 25:21-23)
50 Small Ways to Help Make the World a Better Place

Help Family and Friends with their Emergency Planning and Preps:
Help the Homeless and Less Fortunate:
Donate goods and money to local charities that help the homeless and less fortunate
Prepare, and keep in the car, a Homeless Care Pack including things like:
    Knit hat
    Gloves
    Tube socks
    Emergency blanket
    Pre-moistened hand wipes
    Tissues
    Travel-size toiletries
    Printed card with the name, address and telephone number of the local homeless shelter.
    Not recommended:
    • Consumables due to possible allergies or potential legal liability and Cash/money due to potential misuse

Give Hope When Things Seem Bleak:
In an emergency or survival situation, hope may be the only thing that will get us through. Hopelessness leads to powerlessness. And powerlessness (the inability to affect change in our lives) leaves us desperate and sad. When helping others become more hopeful when things look bleak, focus on helping them define realistic goals, offering support and being a hopeful person yourself.

Teaching Children How to be Kind to Others:
8-year-old Martin Richard lost his life in the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. He believed in peace and kindness, values he proudly displayed on a poster he made at school. How do we honor Martin's wish for No More Hurting People? We start by teaching children to care about others every day throughout the year and setting the example by practicing it ourselves.
1. Understand the Importance of Kindness - Learn about the benefits of giving for children and adults.
2. Create Kindness Projects - Plan for children to do ONE act of kindness or ONE pleasant activity per day.
3. Take Time to Share - On a regular weekly basis, share your acts of kindness with the family or classroom.
4. Practice - Reinforcing the kindness habit comes with practice. Once children get into the habit, it's easy to share.

Resources:
Survival Companionship