Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's Time To Lend A Helping Hand

After much reflection and prayer during the Lenten Season, one of the things we can do is to resolve to offer small acts of service and good deeds for others. Jesus has offered us His very life and we, as His followers, should try to live by His example.

Doing some kind of service for the others not only benefits the one receiving the kind act but also the person himself. It doesn't have to be something big or fantastic. On the contrary, it can just be a small sacrifice or mortification. It could be giving up a material thing to help the others who would need it more, offering your time to someone who needs assistance, doing a good deed for a brother or sister without them knowing it (tidy up their beds when they are rushing to go to school or to work), smiling to a loved one to lift up their spirits, keeping your opinion to yourself and trying to understand more the others, telling your husband you love him and giving him a hug at the most unexpected moment.

As I have been trying myself to deny myself more to serve others, I also want to do something more tangible and pro-active. I've learned from web surfing that you could actually your extras to help others. For example, you can donate a boat and send the cost of your donation to a specific charitable organization. With the earnings from boat donations, you can help less fortunate kids, orphans, single mothers and the like. You can even benefit from giving away your boat or car or RV because you can actually get a tax deduction and at the same time, get rid of the headache that the all the space that boat or car is taking up. So if you have any boat to donate, I think this Easter time is the best time to do so.

Let's try to help others in our own little way, okay?

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