In this current climate, we’re all very separated from one another, particularly being forced to isolate. Part of our general culture has caused us to be rather dehumanized when it comes to interacting with one another. We interact much less than we used to even without the pandemic. Cars mean we no longer walk; TV and the internet means we interact from afar and so on.
In turn, this has made us all a little more self-centered. So, instead of continuing this trend, why not take a stand and step out of your comfort zone to help someone else. Even if it’s just a short connection for a moment, here are just a few of the ways you can help someone else out:
Give the Gift of Life
One of the most amazing ways you can help someone out is through essentially giving them a baby. Many couples struggle with fertility issues and are unable to bear a child of their own. This is where you can step in with one of the most amazing gifts a person can give. You can become an egg donor from a fertility clinic, allowing others the chance to get that family they are striving for.
Donating Other Items
You don’t have actually to donate an egg to help out though. You can also go through your own belongings and see what it is you don’t need and handing it over to an NGO.
Many of us have stockpiled a whole ton of things in our lifetimes from books and DVDs to clothes. Go through all of these, keeping only that which you need. You’ll help someone else out, plus it’s therapeutic for you to do a thorough home cleanse too.
Say Hi and Smile!
This may sound so simple, but it really can go a long way in helping someone out. All you need to do on a day out is simply say hello to the people you pass in the street. Even a simple smile can make the other person feel much better about themselves.
What’s even better about this is that it can elicit a chain reaction, with the person you smiled at smiling at someone else later on in the day. Spread the love.
Get Into Teaching
If you’re looking to get a little more hands-on with your helping out, then why not take a look at teaching. This doesn’t have to be in a professional capacity. Rather, if you have a skill, why not share it with those who need your skill.
It can be as simple as showing a neighbor how to use their phone or teaching a child to ride a bike.
Stop and Listen
Finally, you can take the time to listen and engage with those around you. Other people may be having problems bottling up. Maybe they are angry, depressed, or frustrated. Simply taking the time to listen to them, allowing them to vent and talking through the issue can be more helpful than anything else. You’ll be appreciated for it.
How do you like helping other people? Let us know in the comments below!