We all can make a difference out there. Many of our friends and acquaintances are having a lot of difficulties these days. Some have health issues, some financial, lots of depression and many other issues. Much of it is happening without any of us being aware of other folks’ struggles. What can we do about that stuff?
One of the most important things we can do to help people is just give them some of our time. It is amazing what a difference it makes to feel that someone cares enough about you to invest some time with you. Just having someone listen can change the world for someone who is struggling.
I live this. I wish I could do more for every-one else but I am certainly blessed with the people working to keep me going. It is amazing how many people rally to make my life a bit more pleasant. I am pretty limited in my abilities and energy levels. I would be a mess without the support that I get. Even just sitting with me during dialysis eliminates my panic attacks and makes me feel so much better.
So please get out there and ask you neighbours how they are doing and what they need for support. Believe me, it feels good to help someone.