How Can I Show Up?? - Aug 16, 2019
You've heard me frequently repeat one of my fundamental beliefs: that 90% of Helping Is Just Showing Up. Let's explore that concept more today. What does 'showing up' mean?
People express to me that it is helpful to them when I give suggestions on how to apply my ideas in a very practical way. So here are some thoughts for you to consider.
What young people do you know that are not part of your family, or even not connected to your close friends? What activities are they involved in where you could just show up? Tee-ball, Little League, soccer games, band concerts, pick-up basketball games in the park, volley ball games, etc. . . . cheer for them. Encourage them.
I know of a married couple who had a heart for people who were the victims of serious accidents. They would go to the hospital to offer encouragement to these people whom they had never met before. That is showing up.
Are you ready for a hard one? Suppose you encounter people asking for a handout in front of a store where you shop.
What if, instead of just walking past them, you stopped and engaged them in a bit of conversation?
What if you took a few minutes to let them know that you recognize they are real people, just like you, even though their circumstances are different?
Could you do that? That is showing up.
There Are Hurting People Around Us
The issues portrayed in the video are only a small slice of the burdens that people around us are facing. The mission of Care and Kindness Ministries is to increase everyone's awareness of the fact that they are surrounded by hurting people; to offer hope and encouragement to persons who are facing trials and difficulties.
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