Happiness Is Helping Ross | December 31st, 2008

Can you make a difference if you help just one person per day? You bet!

Many of us become involved with efforts to help the environment, cancer research, and numerous other large-scale causes. Those efforts are worthy and important.

Some of us help by donating money. Others help by volunteering their time. At the end of the day, most of us feel happy that we were able to help, in a small way, a worthy cause.

When it comes to small-scale efforts, most of us are less interested. After all, if I can spend 2 hours helping thousands of people, why should I spend 2 hours helping just one person? It’s a fair question and the answer will differ for most people.

As we get ready to start a brand new year, think about how you can help others. Imagine how much good you can do if you help just one person per day. Imagine how much good THEY would do if they too help one person per day.

We should all continue to wake up in the morning with a strong desire to help as many people as we can. We should continue to help protect the environment, promote cancer research, and other large-scale worthy efforts. We should strive to share our knowledge and educate as many people as we can.

But we should also remember when we wake up in the morning that we can help just one person per day. It seems small – just one person – but the effect can be powerful and real.

What can you do to help someone today?

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  • sonnygill

    No matter how big or small, it feels great helping out a cause or just a person looking for some advice.

    I was able to truly help someone new in the social media world and give them a bit of advice as they reached out to me personally through my blog. I felt inclined to help as this person was sincere and I knew where I was when I first started learning and educating myself on the industry. I was that same guy, asking questions to some smart people, trying to learn and get better.

    Ultimately, I helped this individual get the right information to be able to educate their company and to get their buy-in with social media and for that person to help lead the charge.

    It felt great when they told me the end result – and all from a couple of genuine emails..

  • Sinnick

    I came across “Feed A Need” the other day. It’s crowdsourced volunteer work. http://www.feedaneed.org instead of donating money, you can donate your time and skills. Might be of interest to some.

  • Sonny – thanks so much for sharing that story.

    Sinnick – Feed A Need sounds like a good cause. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sonny – thanks so much for sharing that story.

    Sinnick – Feed A Need sounds like a good cause. Thanks for sharing.

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