I find that when helping others, I feel good. We all have that ‘good gene’ that we can make use of. And there is no set rule or way to help, just use your imagination. What are you good at? What will make life easier for the other person? What will they appreciate? There are many different ways to help.
You don’t have to have any special expertise or skill to help others. Sometimes the little things can make all difference. I was going through some family issues, and a neighbor asked if he could do anything for me. Just his kind gesture of asking made me feel so much better. People are so nice. Knowing that other people are there for you, are thinking about you and your situation, and are willing to help, is most comforting.
Since it made me feel good, I want to do the same for others. If you can’t think of ways to help your friends, ask them “How can I help?” Call them and offer your assistance. It could be simple things like bringing over a meal, running an errand, shopping, taking care of a pet, baking a pie, washing the dishes or doing their laundry. All these things are very easy, but they do say, “thinking of you.”
One way of figuring out how to help is to imagine yourself in their shoes. Imagine their daily routine. It will give you a good idea where they could use the help Maybe it’s just driving the kids to a lesson, or game, or maybe it’s picking up some groceries or a pizza. Being sensitive to their needs, will make it easier to figure out what will be appreciated.
And at the end of the day, I find that knowing that I made someone happy, makes me happy.