Sometimes a person is so consumed with his life that he forgets the needs of others; however, if he looks around, he can easily spot a need. Someone may be a single parent and need his assistance in an area. Someone may be elderly and need a home repair. Someone may be depressed and need a kind word. Another person may need a listening ear. Someone may need his expertise in an area. Someone may be down to his last dollar, and that person may have the means to pay a bill or buy grocery for the one in need. The list is endless because needs are ever present.
At times, the person may feel he has enough on his plate, and he doesn’t have the energy to look at, much less reach out to someone else. Then again, he may feel that no one assists him with his problems so he will not go the distance to help anyone else. He may feel discouraged himself and feels someone needs to follow this principle for him, and then maybe, he’ll do the same for someone else. But that attitude is not the one to take. When a person is experiencing these feelings, that is the best time for him to reach out to someone else. That is the best time for him to look beyond his situation and touch the situation of another. Not only is doing something good for another person refreshing for the receiver, it is also refreshing for the one who dispenses good deeds. For a moment, it allows the person to experience empathy for another; it allows him to look beyond himself, it allows him to be the answer to someone’s problems.
So be that “Good Samaritan” in someone’s life today. Dispense good and bask in the thought that you brought a speck of light into someone’s world. You never know, it may prompt him to do the same for someone else.