Yes, gouleta is right. Preach the gospel! Let the whole world here! Other things to do: Help at church and neighborhood events with the person. Try to be kind and friendly to everyone. Speak calmly and slowly if the person is freaking out and tell them it is OK. Invite them over for coffee or popcorn and a baseball game. Remember their birthdays and special events going on in their life. This makes them happy. Oh and write their name on the palm of your hand so you won't forget. Throw a block party. Have a BBQ and goodie bags for small children. Put out carrots with ranch dip. Turn on the radio, read books and articles, and talk. Try to do this once a month. Be spontaneous. Invite the person on a hiking trip, rent out horses for a trail ride, or sign up for paintball classes with the person. Plan "French Fry Fridays", "Taco Tuesdays", "Spaghetti Sundays", etc. Eat the food item with the person at your house or theirs while having a Bible Study. Also talk about work and family, etc.
Most people are very surprised by any kindness at all. Offer to help someone (by running an errand for him, taking care of his kids for an afternoon to give him some free time, etc.). I bet he will be really grateful even if he does not take you up on the offer. Kindness changes the way we think about the world.
Give a hand up over a handout so that the person can be independent again. Help them learn a job skill, or practice interviewing or watch their kids while they job hunt or offer a ride. Listen, really listen to the elderly and always treat them with respect. Report abuse of minors, they can't stick up for themselves. On the plus side you'll feel good having made a difference!
NONE OF THE ABOVE!!! IT WILL ALL KEEP YOU WITHIN VICTIM MENTALITY!!!
WANT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING? START BY READING "HANDBOOK FOR THE NEW PARADIGM"; REPEAT; READ THE 3 SUCCESSIVE HANDBOOKS; REPEAT; DO WHAT IT SAYS. PERIOD. WE ARE HUMANS BECOMING, HELP US TO BECOME.
BECOME AWARE OF WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING ON!!!
GROUND CREW CANADA TO FLIGHT CREW; PHASE ONE IN MOTION.
To those who will likely mock me, other ground crew world wide, or simply just ignore this message; I allow it. But know --> civilization is synonymous with slavery. and always has been. there is a better way. YOU SHOULD BE PART OF IT.
You have asked a very good and noble question. I'm thoroughly impressed.To help other people, we must good to our own family, if you are good to all except your sibling, then this makes no sense. Helping others does not mean giving alms to every other beggar you see. You can donate your saved salary or pocket money to some Trust or Charity.You can give food to the children of your house-maids or poor people around. Organize some shows or programmes or earn your own money and help the other people. Another good way is to entertain others. You can do some street-plays or shows for social awareness or so. You can answer questions on ask.com! In our school, scouting and guiding is conducted. According to that,you should do at least two-three good turns to people around us. You can help others by making a sad one smile, teaching your siblings and friends, doing simple household chores, nursing the old people in your neighbourhood and etc. Hope this works out!
u know every thing that everyone said is correct but I want to strongly recommend join a study circle from ruhi institute...since I joined one my life has really changed..And I appreciate your concern..Good luck
Listen. Really, really listen! Sometimes all someone needs is to know they are being heard! Validated and that some other person on earth acknowleges that they are worth being here! It is the responsibility of each of us to make our own lives better ... IF we are able bodied people... if not, that is entirely a whole different scenero. If physical help is needed ... then do something for them. If they are able themselves to help themselves... a loving smile, a kind word, a hug, listening to their life story and learn from them. We come away the richer person.
Not to down play anyone or anything but all of the things listed above have been done over and over again throughout history and they have changed nothing the world has actually gotten worse...its not that those things have anything to do with that but it seems like the vast majority of us as people just dont care seem to care about any of those wonderful things listed. I've heard that its better to start with the man in the mirror but I think that that man has been standing there alone...for far too long. I'm not sure what to think about life or the people in it anymore...whoever reads please comment
I saw this on tv once. Buy Seven roses and find 7 random people. Tell them something that you like about them, like their eyes or their hair or their upbeat energy and give them a rose. When you give them the rose say "Tag" and they have to find someone random to give the flower to with a compliment. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but is fun!