Thursday, June 14, 2007


Most Malaysians love to give. They give their money and they give their time. Some of the happiest people I know are those who are so busy helping and giving to others, that they never have time to fret or complain about their own problems.

Most of the giving we do is never publicized. We don’t give for publicity; we give because we believe in helping others. But every now and then, someone’s gift is noticed, and it inspires others to follow.

I admire anyone who takes the time and the extra mile to help others, whether they are doing big things or little things.
Once when I was feeling rather down, my late grandmother suggested that helping someone else would be a good way to get rid of my worries / "problems".
She was right, and I sincerely recommend it to others. You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the warm glow of unselfishly helping someone else, especially someone who can never return your favor.

While you may not be in a position to do big contributions to the world, but you can still help someone. Example, pick up groceries for an elderly person, teach or help your neighbor’s children with their homework, assist a new co-worker the ropes, give a lone-looking stranger a smile.
Look around you, every person you see has a need of some kind. Take time to help someone. If you can only help one today, you’ve made a difference.

Do all you can with what you have, while you can, in the time you have, in the place and position you are now. In short, if you’d really like to feel good about yourself, try helping someone else !

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