You have something everyone wants. Hjalmar Soderberg wrote one of my favorite quotes in his novel Doctor Glas. "People want to be loved; failing that admired; failing that feared; failing that hated and despised. They want to evoke some sort of sentiment. The soul shudders before oblivion and seeks connection at any price.” So much of the joy and pain in the world is explained by this one brilliant insight. People need each other. They need you. This week, your actions of simple help revolve around showing people that they matter; that they are loved. Your attention and kindness is priceless to those lucky enough to cross paths with you.
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For the week of March 25 - March 29
Actions: The Simple Helps to remember
Monday - Do a favor for someone.
Tuesday - Pass along a book or article that you’ve read to someone who might enjoy it. - Laura Vaughn
Wednesday - Let someone go ahead of you; maybe in traffic, in line at the store, or just walking down the hall at the office.
Thursday - Really listen to someone’s point of view that is different from your own.
Friday - Ask someone, “How can I help you today?” - Bonnie Gamble
Be awesome. Make someone's day. Join the rest of us this week and go help somebody!