I remembered those days when I newly joined my husband in our new country, how devasting and depressed it was for me especially because I had no relatives or friends around. I literally always peck at the windowed porch looking out to see what was going on out there.
The serene street with one or two persons either taking a walk with their pet or riding their bicycle makes me slump back to my lonely bed wishing my husband come back home quickly. Even when my kids started arriving it was also not that easy because I virtually have to do everything myself when my husband is off to work.
The few neighbours around me offered to take care of my kids when I have to do the big groceries. It is challenging but it made me stronger and I believe you too can come out of any situation stronger once you stay positive believing it is only for a short while.
Sometimes we fail to notice the people around us that need our help. We can make a difference by sending someone a thank you text.
Maybe help a mother struggling with her baby-children, help the aged with their groceries. Offer a helping hand to a single mother who is struggling with taking her kids out for their training.
Looking out for those boys whose fathers are not with them and filling up that gap by playing games like football, basketball, going for a ride will surely relieve and it will put a smile on the face of that single mum out there.
Taking the aged out for a walk. Buying new clothes for that poor Child who has not have a change for years, it must not be something expensive but good. Yes, time is tight, but even an hour or two a month can make a difference!
Many homes need help, even charity organisations are happy for that little volunteer time we can offer. Reaching out to a school, church or a local soup kitchen, an animal shelter, or a retirement and rehabilitation centre and let them know we can spare our few hours with them goes a long way in being the change that we all yearn for.
I remembered after my ministration at a church in my city a woman walked up to me in tears, held my hand tightly and said I was truly blessed by your ministration. I felt so fulfilled that I was able to touch someone with my gift and many of us are blessed in one area or the other. Why not use that gift God has given you to make a difference.
We have many out and down in our societies, let us look out for how we can bless them for nothing is too small. Put a smile on someone face today- you can actually make a difference with your smile and kind gestures. In fact, there are numerous ways we can make a difference starting from our families, to our neighbourhood, to our society and then to the whole world in general. Of course, we all can help someone in our family or out there in the little way we can.
What act of random kindness have you given out or received? What you may think is nothing can actually mean a lot to some people. Giving is better than receiving.
Some people even prefer to give their money to a church when they have those desperately in need in their midst.
if you don't mind sharing your experience with us. By doing so you are motivating others to get involved so that our society will be a better place for us all.