This post was inspired a week ago as I was roaming around in the city, and thought about how can I make a contribution to our community. How can I give back in a small way. I’ve volunteered in the past, and it is a great way to give back to the community. But that day, I was more interested to brighten someone’s day. To be the reason for someone’s happiness. Nothing huge, yet something small. I am sure many of you can relate to this feeling. When was the last time you helped someone out without any selfish reasons. What I mean by helping someone out is to give, but not expect anything in return. To help out without selfish motives. Is that possible though? Can we be absolutely sure that we are not expecting anything in return. Even if there are no expectations, we do expect something in return- God’s blessings, or expect a reward for our good deeds. I am not saying there is anything wrong in that, I guess we need a motivation to do good. Whatever the reason be, we shouldn’t stop helping out.
Recently, I distributed baked goods and pastries to homeless people in the area. Sometimes, I would give away my small change (if I have any), but that particular day I distributed pastries from a local store. I ended up saving the last piece as a treat for myself. And I broke my fast with it.
How do you help others in a small way?