I’m a member of a non-profit organization that assists destitute people, although we started out feeding poor and abandoned children on a regular basis.
I’m charitable but no philanthropist. I contribute monthly whatever I can. Being actually involved hands on in charitable work gives me personal satisfaction. I have no illusions about changing the world. What we do makes very little difference to the bigger problem.
But we all need to do something small. In the end it adds up to something, maybe not big, but better.
So, with that bit of sentimental fluff behind me, here’s something even more gushy by American writer and humorist Sam Levenson:
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others
Now excuse me while I go dry my eyes.