In giving, we heal ourselves.
Something to think about…
Someone will be helped today by our kindness. Compassionate attention assures others that they do matter, and every one of us needs that reassurance occasionally. Offering words of encouragement to others, or a willing ear, can be unexpected gifts. They will be deepy appreciated.
A secondary gift, though, is to ourselves. Helping someone in need benefits the helper just as much. Our own closeness to God — and thus, assurance about our own being — is strengthened each time we do God’s work, each time we do what our hearts direct.
We are healed in our healing of others. God speaks to us through our words to others. Our own well-being is enhanced each time we put someone else’s well-being first.
We’re all on a trip, following different road maps, but to the same destination. Be ready to lend a helping hand to a troubled traveler today. It will breathe new life into your own trip.
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations
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