• Leah Soldner

COMPASSION TAKES ACTION

Pause.


Let's think for a moment.

For all the bad news that gets passed every day, when's the last time you paused and thought about what you can do for someone right now, today, that could make a difference?


It's so easy to become embroiled in our personal day to day hardships that we forget the simple joys that come from helping others.


Hashtags and phrases like #wereallinthistogether, #allforoneandoneforall, "Let's Stop The Spread" are just that; phrases, unless action follows up the sentiment.

 


Here's a list of 4 things you and your family can do to help someone in need today.


  1. HEALTH KITS

Have you got surplus supplies of masks, hand gel, or Vitamin C? Make a few kits and leave/pass them out if you see someone who needs one.


2. DRINKING WATER

Something many people take for granted, and also easy to forget that approximately 2 billion people don't have access to. Grab a case of bottled water on your next grocery run and leave/give them out.


3. A LISTENING EAR

Yes, it's really that simple. Extended periods of crisis cause people to internalize their feelings, withdrawing and by default, ratcheting up levels of anxiety, depression, worry or anger. Reach out. Call a friend. Call a family member. "I'm fine" doesn't always mean so.


4. VOLUNTEER

The possibilities are endless! Talk together with your family about how you can use your collective skills and resources for the benefit of someone else. Want to know how we're doing it?