When was the last time you did something for someone else just to bless them? I’m not talking about your kids or significant other, which of course is nice but also usually expected. I’m talking about your neighbor, the police man at your kids school or someone you have never met before.
I know there are people out there that are just looking to take advantage of a kind soul, especially this day in age. However, there are alot of good people left in this world that perhaps just needs someone to show they care.
I live in a state where there are alot of people begging in the street for that all mighty handout. Truth be known, about seventy-five percent of those probably make more money than you or I do. But what about the other twenty-five percent? Did you have that feeling deep inside or that little voice telling you to help this person? Did you hand them change, groceries, offer them a job cleaning your yard or did you turn your head and drive away?
The policeman or policewoman ( have to be politically correct here ) that are watching your kids school is doing his or her job of course. But when some nut job attacks a school, who is it that is going to jump in and protect your kids even if it means their own life is at stake? You or that officer? Have you ever stopped and thanked them for protecting your children or are you waiting for something terrible to happen so you can show up at their funeral?
How bout that elderly person that makes sure to wave at you when you leave to go to work everyday? You don’t even know their name but you throw up the half hazard wave back just because it is a natural human response. Have you ever thought about walking your lazy butt down the block, introducing yourself and asking them if they need help with their lawn or cook a meal for them? Maybe that weak wave is good enough for you.
Here’s a good one for today with this Corona stuff going around and all the lock downs that we have been put through world wide. How about when the restaurants were reopened and you have that waiter or waitress ( still politically correct ), that wasn’t quite as good as you thought. Did you leave a tip anyway or keep that dollar in your pocket? Did you ever think maybe they are having a rough day because he or she has been out of work and stressed about taking care of the kids at home?
How about the Supermarket workers, ( this is close to my heart because of my wonderful wife being a cashier), have you thanked them for continuing to work and put themselves at risk so you can have food on your table during Covid?
What about Doctors, nurses, fireman and women, truck drivers, Veterans… the list goes on and on! Are you having a bad day? Did someone ask if you were okay? Has someone done something nice for you recently even if it was a simple thank you?
I believe we have gotten so into ourselves, especially in the last twenty years or so that our selfishness is starting to be the norm. It has to stop! We are becoming more animal than animals themselves.
Time to wake up and think about others as much if not more than ourselves. Help others and when you need help it will come. But don’t do it half hazard or just because you want help in the future. Do it because you truly want to help your fellow humans. Show love and love will be, in turn show hate and hate will be. What kind of world do you want? Don’t harden your heart! Even the Grinch and Scrooge learned that lesson.
The title to this post is “Selfish or No” not “selfish or not” because it’s not meant to be a question. I hope some day to write a post called “Generous or Yes”. I hope to see a change in this world and bring back old school thinking so that i can write it with joy in my heart. Be well my friends and Remember, we are all in this together.