Giving Aid And Comfort Where You See The Need

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Chocolate and CookiesFollowing up somewhat on my Thanksgiving Day post about helpers, I always see the world backwards. So much consumerism at this Christmas time of year, financial pressure, travel, people buying all sorts of goods they probably have no need for just to make people "happy." What I see, is many in great need for a listening ear, a warm hug, a reassurance that things will be fine, almost a pause AWAY from the craziness of life with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and just an encouraging conversation.

I have had people come up to me at a table at McDonald's while I was using the WiFi to just talk about their day in the morning. Maybe I had that inviting looking face. Strangers in Walmart parking lots needing a few bucks for food. People at sports bars telling me about relationships falling apart. It seems everyone carries some pain and needs that helping hand or "compassionate soul" to just stop and understand with them. Maybe you can't fix all their problems or your problems, but a helping caring soul beside them sure feels good at least. Practice a little "aid and comfort" helping spirit this time of year, and just be ready when it is your time to serve. People will definitely appreciate this much needed love in the world. It is needed much more than receiving that new Smart TV gift, trust me.

Comments (5)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Thank you for sharing that information.  Have a great weekend!

Dec 09, 2016 07:19 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My wife and I will be giving out some aide in the for a good cheer to shut ins tomorrow.

Dec 09, 2016 12:18 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

A warm hug beats a smart TV anyday.

Dec 09, 2016 01:40 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

A kind word is priceless. Many of the classic Christmas stories show this, including the birth of Jesus. 

Dec 20, 2016 06:27 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Gary

I almost missed this great post, hope you had a Merry Christmas and your post has been featured to the group:


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Jan 08, 2017 06:41 PM