Sometimes its easy to feel overwhelmed by the bad things in everyday life. Its easy to do. But instead of sitting back and feeling sorry for someone just do something small. I used to regret that I am not able to send a lot of money to charities, or go overseas and actually help in person. But there are many things a person can do without even really trying.
Here are some ideas Ive recently experienced:
If you dont litter, cheers to you. If you do, stop!
Take an extra moment if someone is having trouble speaking your language.You wont regret it and it will be much appreciated. It is very hard to learn a new language and they are probably really trying.
If someone in your town has a catastrophe, just letting them know they are not alone helps. One of my neighbors had a tree fall into thier house and it killed their pet dog, did thousands of dollars damage. I didnt have much money to give but a card and a prepared meal is something.
Dont judge people based on appearance. A punky young man with tons of tattoos and peircings returned to me a $20 bill I had dropped and then helped me carry my groceries.
If you can help someone do it. I was a few $ short at the market register, instead of having to put items back the cashier paid the difference from her own money and wouldnt accept it back later.
Visit your sick freinds/relatives even if they seem hopeless cases. My uncle has Alzheimers and his own kids wont visit, just sitting with him or playing music, it cant hurt, maybe it helps, just dont give up on someone!
If you like pets, adopt one, or get it from a good source. Dont support these awful puppy mills!
Im sorry if I sounded preachy these were just things on my mind. If I can help just one person once in a while Im satisfied, I admit many people have gone out of their way to help me Im just trying to "spread the joy" .