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Help Someone In Need [Challenge]

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Challenge of the Week: Help Those Who Are In Need

Help Someone

Not everyone who needs help wants to ask for it or thought of themselves being in a situation that required them to ask for help. Plenty of others refuse to ask for help, but pray that someone will come along and help them. It is possible that you have even been in a worst situation than you are in now and someone came along and gave you advice, financial help, or support, and that specific moment may have helped you change your life around or make a decision for the better.

Everyone, at some point, needs help, and while there are plenty of people who will ask for it, there are many others who will face the struggles and do it alone. You probably know someone in your life or a few people who are going through a situation that could be changed with a little outside help from someone, particularly you. Why not help out if you can help? You could change a life in the process for the better.

Do you know someone who needs some help? Maybe they just need some comfort or emotional support, an ear to listen, some advice? Do you happen to pass a homeless person on your way to work or on your way home from work that you see every so often? Is a co-worker going through some troubling times and needs some advice? Have you been neglecting helping a family member to your fullest extent because you have been too busy or just could not really help them out? This week, you are going to help someone who needs help.

If you pass a homeless person on the street, you can either give a few bucks in change or go buy that person a sandwich. You might even want to pack a few extra sandwiches or snacks this week and give them out to the homeless people that cross your path. If a sibling or a friend is going through financial issues, it might be good to offer something to them, in the form of a loan, or charity, though you should probably never expect to get it back, but the idea of just having helped them is what is important. Maybe a co-worker is having issues with their job or the boss seems to be more on their case recently, and they could just use a little backup and support from you.

In good faith and charity, help someone in need this week. They will appreciate it and it will probably be unexpected, but the greatest thing that recently happened to someone. Make a difference in someone's life and help them out this week.

 



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  3. On Mother's Day, the day before I published this challenge, this challenge had already been written a few weeks ago. I was planning on publishing it in the future at a later date, but an event inspired me to publish it.

    I normally try to help people out on a daily basis, not by giving them money, but usually by practicing what I preach: Try to help someone in need.

    I do live in a town that has a homeless population and no shortage of panhandlers, so in order to do this, I pack myself an extra snack or two, an extra drink, or whatever. If I see a panhandler and they are close to a store, I usually go into the store and get them a sandwich, a snack, or a large bottle of water, because I know in doing that: I will have kept them alive for another few days, if they are in that bad of a situation.

    I make just enough money at my day job to pay my rent, buy food, go to a few concerts here and there, and enjoy some luxury in my life, just like most people, but I don't make enough to support more than myself, but here and there, I try to give to charity directly. So when I see someone or people that need some help, I do my best to see what I can do in the situation.

    There are times when I do have to avoid, drive by, or ignore a panhandler because there is nothing I can do for them at that moment in time.

    Anyways, on Mother's Day (Sunday), I had seen a male panhandler at Walmart, asking for money. Behind him, sat on the curb, his three children, and their mother. I thought to myself, "what can I really do by giving this family a dollar or five dollars?"

    Instead of giving them money, and to ensure that the father did not use the money for anything, other than his children and his wife, I tried to think about how I could feed this family of five.

    I went into Walmart, bought an entire loaf of bread on sale for $1, picked up about 3 or 4 bananas on the way, a bottle of water, and then a package of family deli meat. The total cost to feed a family of 5 for the day by shopping at Walmart? Less than $10.

    On Tuesday, I drove a senior citizen friend to a different Walmart so he could pick up some things on his grocery list. I had to go to the bathroom, and as I stepped into the bathroom, an old man was about to fall on the floor. He was having a heart attack. I, and two other men, quickly grabbed him and held him in place. I reached for my phone and quickly called 911 to inform them that they needed to get to Walmart immediately, where a man was in immediate need of medical attention. They arrived within 5 minutes.

    There are plenty of ways we can help people, and we can do it intentionally, unintentionally, or just by being thoughtful, and we don't have to spend our life savings helping others, nor do we have to help others all the time, but if we can do our best to help out others in need every so often, the world is made a better place because of our positive actions.

    This challenge was designed to help you to help others, but I ask that you don't stop helping others just because this challenge is over. Make helping others a daily part of your life. You will not just be helping another person, but you will be helping yourself.

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  • Not everyone who needs help wants to ask for it or thought of themselves being in a situation that required them to ask for help.
  • It is possible that you have even been in a worst situation than you are in now and someone came along and gave you advice, financial help, or support, and that specific moment may have helped you change your life around or make a decision for the better.
  • Everyone, at some point, needs help, and while there are plenty of people who will ask for it, there are many others who will face the struggles and do it alone.
  • Make a difference in someone's life and help them out this week.