While ‘tis the season for giving, it’s the little things you do for others — over the course of time — that ultimately go a long way. Whether you’re well off (or not), a business entity, or underprivileged, helping those in need is one of the most rewarding contributions you can make for both yourself and society. Be it physical, monetary, or sheer hardship, there are numerous reasons someone could be in dire need of a helping hand.
As the popular Ralph Waldo Emerson saying goes: “Life is a journey, not a destination.” However, sometimes on that beautiful yet unpredictable path, things can go unexpectedly awry. Although the resilient ones manage to get through major setbacks on their own, some of us — be it our misconstrued ways of thinking, or lack of resources — benefit greater from those who are willing to give them a small nudge. That very nudge could come in the form of an opportunity such as a place to crash for a brief stint, or a much needed job opportunity.
Regardless of the predicament, each circumstance serves as an opportunity for those contributing to their respective causes. From the contributor side, the biggest benefit you receive is that feeling you get inside knowing that you made a difference. Essentially, the little things you do for others are, utterly priceless, for both the giver and receiver.
In closing — to summarize Forrest Gump’s well known quote, life is “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” However, regardless of its twists and turns — and debts and credits — we can make the world a better place if we find it in our hearts to assist others along the way.