If you like helping people in need, do you get to do it often?
No matter the type of help you give a person, it can leave you with a feeling knowing you made things for them better.
That said do your best to be set in a myriad of ways when the time may come for you to lend out a helping hand.
Being Prepared When Necessary
In helping others, have you thought about certain ways to go about it?
Among three important ways to give a helping hand:
- Medical attention – When another person’s life may hang in the balance, will you be ready to answer the call for help? For example, what if you come across someone you know or a stranger having chest pains? Would you be ready to step in and act? By knowing CPR, you could in fact end up saving a life or two. Do some online research and also ask around on how to get certified. In doing so, it could mean the difference between life and death.
- Family member or friend is homeless – Many people who end up homeless did not want to be in that position. It can be because of a divorce, job loss, illness, drugs etc. that one is out on the streets. As such, he or she may have a network to reach out to, yet they hesitate for one reason or another to do so. If someone you know is homeless, would you take them in on a temporary basis? Doing so could be the lift they need to get back on their feet. While you should never try and force someone off the streets, you should at least give offer a helping hand.
- Encouraging a child – Although some adults’ battle rough times, kids can have it worse. Since a child’s mind is not as developed as that of an adult, it can be difficult on the former to grasp all that is going on. When this happens, they can become depressed and even suicidal. Do your best to encourage your child or one you know that they can get through the tough times in life. By doing this, you will feel better about their situation and feel good you helped them.
Knowing When You Might Need Help
As much as you may want to help others in their time of need, what about when you need the help? Will someone be there for you?
In noting CPR, it is good for your family and even co-workers to learn this life-saving technique. You never know if you will be the one who experiences chest pains or other emergencies that could lead to death.
When it comes to those in your family old enough to learn CPR, take a course together and get certified. You could also encourage those in your office to do likewise.
Feeling good about knowing others out there would help you is something to smile about.