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Lets Make A Difference-One deed at a time

Updated on August 29, 2014

Everyone can help, without a dime!

Helping others doesn't have to be costly. Today everyone is feeling the pinch. There is so much you can do with spending a dime. In fact; most of the help people need on a daily basis money can't buy.Look around at the things we take for granted, the things our life styles include without a thought.This is because we have resources at our finger tips, we can hire it done, or living with good standards we never have the needs those less fortunate have.



What Do You Have To Offer?

Since all of us have different life styles, knowledge , resources and occupations we will all have something different to offer. First think of what you do for a living, then your hobbies. Get creative, think of your daily life and then apply it to the streets. Think, if I moved to the streets today what would I need and miss? How would I go about filling these needs if I had nothing but a back pack to my name?

Help For All

It's not just the homeless that need help. Look around you. The needs are great even in your own neighborhood. Those little things we do benefit the comunity as a whole. Strength comes in numbers. A srong community withstands emergencies, crisis, and disasters.

What is it we can do for each other?

So with all that in mind lets come up with some ideas that are not measured by money. A smile, yep, that can make a huge difference in someones life. Who knows they may have been thinking no one cares and had been thinking about giving up .You may have very well saved their life.

Say hello to someone you don't know. It's common courtesy.It means you acknowledge their presence; you are saying they are a person too, and they are important enough for you to say hello to.

Our elderly in this country many times get forgotten. So many things they have always done for themselves are just not possible in old age. Let your elderly neighbor know that you will be out and about a certain day of the week. If they have some errands, or a grocery list they would like to send with you; you would be glad to help.Many elderly folks have pets. Those pets don't get out to walk if their owners can't get around anymore. If you don't personally own a pet this would be a great opportunity . They get the tickets and vet bills, you get some of that unconditional love pets give so freely! There is always mowing to do and that can be costly. How about mowing two lawns instead of one. You'll already be hot and dirty, just spend a little extra time to make their montlhy check stretch a bit further. Cab rides ae very expensive. If you can make time ; offer rides to Doctor appointments. You can even offer to make the appointment so you can schedule it to fit yours. If you are like alot of us we always cook too much. Those left overs can be put to good use, make a plate and take over to your neighbor; you will be surprised at the joy that will bring. So many of them quit cooking for themselves and only snack. A hot meal will be so welcome.

Offer unique services at the homeless shelters. I have volunteered to bring my sewing machine down to the shelter and mend, hem, and alter clothing . What a hit that was. It was a first. I was treated with great respect, and I think it made me as happy as the recipients. I was welcomed with open arms each week. It will give you a great appreciation for those there. They come from all walks of life, It takes just one bad event to end up there.

You can make a difference letting a frazzled Mother with little ones go ahead of you in the grocery store. That was always a blessing to me with 6 little ones in tow! Help someone unload their cart if they are struggling. You should ask first. In fact a great statement to use when helping others is: Hi I am________, can I help. This way if they aren't receptive you can give them that courtesy to decline. I however peruse it a bit further because pride gets in the way sometimes.

Letting the neighbors children come over to play in your yard with some snacks and activities can be a huge relief to the busy Mother. Be sure you ask the Mother first of course.

It's just that easy! So go ahead; if you see a hand reaching out take it ;show some love. If you see a need; jump in and help.


Ready; Head Out to Help SomeoneToday!

You won't have to look very hard ; the parking garage, the grocery store, across the street. If we all do just one thing to help someone else today think of the how much better the day will be!


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      Srishti arora11 2 years ago

      Great one. I truely enjoy your words :)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      if everyone is helpful, there will be peace on earth

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      askformore lm 2 years ago

      Great hub, thank you!

      I believe that the inspiration from this hub will make a difference for many

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I added this Hub as a link to my Hub on Scouting. It's a good fit. Thanks for writing this.

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      No, Dad passed on in 1999 after a long bout with Alzheimer's. He has been my personal measuring stick nearly all my life.

      BTW, this is a fine Hub! Congratulations.

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      Penny Godfirnon 3 years ago from Southern Iowa

      Willstarr your Father is a good man, is he still with us here on earth? He blessed many it seems. He speaks as I always spoke to my children. Lets do all we can while we are here. BLESSING

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      My dad was always the first to jump in and help, and I guess I learned it from him. He also never took credit, and my family often only learned of some good deed he had done from others who learned of it. Someone might see him place a bag of groceries at some front door and then leave without saying anything and that's the only way we knew.

      He also taught me humility. We used to go down by the town dump to pick up a brother and sister for Sunday School. The girl sat in my lap, and she smelled bad. When I complained about it, Dad asked me what I thought I might smell like if we couldn't afford a bathtub. He said the only difference between me and her was a little money, and that I was not to see myself as better than others.

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      Yes, it's time to pay it forward 1 at a time, 3 at a time, and then 5-10 at a time. Let's do it and make the world a better place.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      You're right, one doesn't have to look very far to see that they can be of assistance to someone in need. Thank you for taking the first step in writing this article.

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      Thomas Bensen 3 years ago from Round Lake Park

      If more of us could help each out, wow what a world it could be.

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Penny G this is very nice and encouraging . You're doing a fine job its qualities like these God love to see in us, when we reflect Him it makes Him feel wonderful.

      Thanks for sharing :)

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      Amen! I agree :-)

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      Penny Godfirnon 3 years ago from Southern Iowa

      Thanks motherofnations. I is my mission to make a difference for this world. Help from many can make a huge difference!

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      Mothers of Nations 3 years ago

      Great hub! Very positive and encouraging. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. GBY

      Voted up & shared!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is an epidemic in this country of complacency and apathy...and it needs to end...and articles like this one go a long way in ending it. Well done.