Motivational Monday…Allowing Dignity in Others
The other day I read a story that has been around on other sites. It was so simple and reminded me how important it is to allow others to maintain their dignity.
As the tale goes…*note this was found on the internet/ not from my own mother!**
"I heard my mother asking our neighbor for some salt. I asked her why she was asking them as we had salt at home. She replied: 'It's because they're always asking us for things; they're poor. So I thought I'd ask something small from them so as not to burden them but at the same time make them feel as if we need them too.”
Most people find it hard to ask for help…and yet, there’s something that lights up inside us when we are the ones being asked for our help or our advice.
Being asked for help…either with a project or an answer to something boosts our feelings of self-worth. We need to feel like we're needed...that we have something to offer another person.
When we show our trust in someone else by asking them for something, a "bond" of sorts is created. It opens a two-way door for them to ask you for help when they need it.
Helping others doesn’t always mean giving them your time or money. You can also help others by giving them back their dignity.
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity. Jackie Robinson
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it's important to remember to help others maintain some dignity even when they are in need of help.