What do we live for if
not to make
for each other?
Studies of volunteers have shown
there is a benefit to performing acts
of love for other
people. The irony is that it is actually in your best
to be selfless. The things you do for the
benefit of others not only
make you feel fulfilled, they
increase your chances of living a long and happy life.
Remember that an act of love always benefits at least two
people. -Bernie Siegel
We live very close
together. So, our prime purpose in this life
is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't
hurt them. -Dalai Lama
Whoever in trouble and sorrow needs
your help, give it to them.
Whoever in anxiety or
fear needs your friendship, give it to them.
important whether they like you. It isn't important
whether you approve of their conduct. It isn't important
what their creed or nationality may be.
Aunt Naomi was listing
all the things she was going to
do to help this person, her friend
stopped her in mid-sentence.
"Naomi, girl," she said, "you need
to resign as general manager
of the universe. You need to learn
that sometimes the best way to help
a person is to let them help themselves.
never learn how.
And they are always going to make
their problems your
To complain that life has no joys while there is
a single person
whom we can relieve by our bounty, assist by our counsels or
enliven by our presence, is to lament the loss of that which we
possess, and is just as rational as to die of thirst with the cup in
our hands. -Thomas Fitzosborne
if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one
at the end of your arm. . . As you grow older you will discover
that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself,
for helping others. -Audrey
helping others, we shall help ourselves,
for whatever good we give out completes the circle
and comes back to
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
that you would always be ready to serve any other person
that may need your assistance, and so let good offices go
for humankind are all of a family. As for my own
when I am employed in serving others I do not look
as conferring favors but paying debts.
find, as you look back upon your life,
that the moments
that stand out are the moments
when you have done things
for others. -Henry
No one is useless in this world
who lightens the burden
of it to anyone else. -Charles Dickens
arts require long study
but the most
of all, that of pleasing, only the desire.
us make one point. . . that we meet each other with a
when it is difficult to smile. . . . Smile at each
other, make time for each other in your family.
Helping others, that's
the main thing. The only way for us to help ourselves
to help others and to listen to each other's stories.
We not only need to be willing to give,
but also to be open to receiving from others.
To feel sorry for the needy is not
of a Christian--to help them is.
-Frank A. Clark
candle loses nothing
by lighting another candle.
his early morning walk along the shore, an old man noticed a young
picking up starfish and tossing them into the ocean. As they
other, the old man said, "Pardon me, but why are you picking up
starfish?" The young woman answered, "Because if I
stranded, they'll die in the hot sun."
the old man said, "this beach is miles long and there must
be hundreds of starfish on it. No matter how many you help,
how can it make any difference?"
young woman looked down at the starfish in her hands,
threw it into the sea, and said: "It makes a difference to
this one." -Contemporary
Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
really want to help, then help others to be more present. Help
to free themselves from the past. Help others to take
for themselves. Help them to see how they are creating their own
Every now and then, you will encounter innocent ones who are suffering
through no fault of their own, particularly animals and children.
Do not hesitate! Help them.
Our worth is determined by the good
deeds we do, rather than by
the fine emotions we feel.
-Elias L. Magoon
this world we must help one another.
-Jean de la Fontaine
been the person who got into trouble on my own, through
my own mistakes, and believe me, some help would
have been appreciated at those times. But I also know that
it's very important to learn how to deal with adversity on our own,
without someone else bailing us out whenever we get into trouble,
so therein lies an interesting dilemma--how do we decide when our help
is necessary and when our help is damaging? Are we going to let
someone else founder and lose their faith in people, or are we going
to become enablers by pulling them out of their own mess?
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to improve the world.
because one antelope will blow the dust from
the other's eye that two antelopes walk together.
The race of
humankind would perish did they
cease to aid each other.
We cannot exist without
mutual help. All therefore that need aid
right to ask it from their fellow humans;
and no one who has
the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
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