As to the kindness you mention, I wish I could have been of more service to you than I have been, but if I had, the only thanks that I should desire are that you would always be ready to serve any other person that may need your assistance, and so let good offices go around,for humankind are all of a family. As for my own part,when I am employed in serving others I do not look upon myself as conferring favors but paying debts. Benjamin Franklin
The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
It is very important to raise up our children as parents , family and adults teaching them how to be HELPFUL and how to be a good person that has a value in community in future
The first step is to be a GOOD MODEL when u help others let your children be involved let them see what are you doing...... be a good example talk to them about being helpful why are you helping poeple.
let them grow up with good HEARTS teach them how to help their brothers and sisters , parents, friends, needy people , and go for volunteering , and donating many ways to help others .
I started doing that with my son ......One day we collected his toys that he is not playing with anymore , i started asking him
*Do you play with these toys?
*no mom im feelling bored with them, he answered.
*ok, what u think of giving them away to someone who might be happy playing with those toys and not feeling bored with them?
he paused for a while like the idea was not ok with him to give away his toys
*but they are mine mom!!!! ......
*honey you are keeping them not using them anymore there are other kids their parents cannot afford to buy them toys, i replied if u help them to have toys u will make them happy
*why mommy they cannot afford thats not fair they dont have toys i think their parents are not good he said
*no dear their parents are good but they dont have enough money........
in this world people are not the same or look the same or have the same .....some people can have more things that we do have .......and others have less than we got ....and many many more people have nothing ....
so its our role to give those people help by many ways by giving them what we keep and dont use they will use it or by donating money that they can eat and drink and find place to live in.
*then mom can i help those people i feel too bad for them ....when i grow up ill give them whatever i have
* i was so much touched ...... and said u know why your parents can buy you toys ?
*bcoz we help needy people that s a why GOD blesses us and make us able to buy you toys or whatever u want
if we dont help others GOD may not like that and will not make us able to buy u new toys ...so what u think?
* mom ill go now and collect the toys im not using so we can give it to other kids he replied so fast ( i think he was scared of not having new toys!!!!)
*i called the son of the building guard they are poor people ......i wanted my son to learn not only by words or speech but by seeing a good example .and then the boy came up he is 11 years old my......i told my son you tell him i got somethings that u may like a lot to let him experience this by doing it himself ............and he handed him the toys in a bag .....we saw a big big SMILE on his face he was so much thrilled and he kept thanking us alot.
*I told my son did u see how happy he was ...my son smiled yes mom im so much happy that he is happy.
*Honey in order to satisfy GOD and make him pleased ,we have to help others .........your brother, family, friends and who ever needs yourhelp and remember when u DO GOOD u will FEEL GOOD
Helping others, that's the main thing.The only way for us to help ourselves is to help others and to listen to each other's stories. Eli Wiesel
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.