I’m coming to realize more and more that we don’t just help people when it’s convenient for us. Often the most helpful and thoughtful things we can do arise when we’re busy or tired or overwhelmed. But serving others, even if it doesn’t fit well into our schedule, will enrich our own lives. I really believe that most of the point of human existence is to help each other in whatever way we can.
Yesterday, my super grouchy day, I got a nice note on Facebook, several encouraging texts, and an offer of help from a sweet neighbor – who not only took my kids for a few hours but made cookies with them and brought me a plate! It’s easy to get caught up in my own daily challenges without considering how my time could be better used helping than complaining. That being said, does anyone need a pick-me-up today?