Be kind and lend a helping hand
Helping people reach a product in a store, picking up a stranded motorist, and simply offering a smile to someone can change lives. The power of kindness and courtesy is greater than the most heinous evil acts. Most importantly, spreading kindness to others can be contagious. If you see someone having a hard time, just reach out and offer assistance. These people did just that and have felt so much love in return.
Sharing a Meal
In elementary school there was this kid that would never have a lunch or money for lunch, and I started splitting my lunches with him, telling him that I wasn’t hungry enough to eat all of it so he didn’t have to feel bad. My dad chaperoned a field trip one time and saw me do it, so he told my mom. She started packing an extra lunch for him.
I didn’t really realize much of what I was doing at the time except for sharing my food, but I feel good knowing that he ended up having a lunch every day of the year because of my parents and I. (Lordbobsaget)
Helping the Elderly
Waiter at a retirement home here. Compared to the people who distribute medicine and provide personal care like assisting with showers, going to the bathroom, etc. We can seem insignificant. I value those employees, but we do a lot too.
Resident is depressed and not eating? I know how to make them laugh and know their favorite drink/food. Resident seems off? Well they didn’t have their usual breakfast and it turns out their blood sugar is abysmally low. It can seem mundane, but it’s important work. (Lightwrider1)
The Power of Love
My wife says I saved her life. During a really rough time in her life, I (still just friends at the time) would check on her every day. She asked me to ask how she was doing because she didn’t think anyone cared enough about her to do that for her. I proved her wrong. She married me.
She says she wouldn’t still be around if I hadn’t. (Danouement)