Today's blog in the #BeTheRippleBlogs series is a lovely piece from Valentina Hynes entitled 'We Should Be More Selfish'.
Valentina is the Creative Head at SVH Inc. , a wellbeing consultancy that provides Away Day Learning Experiences designed to enhance the #EmployeeExperience by blending Learning & Development with creative events that ensure good mental health, improve engagement, onboarding and Diversity and Inclusion while addressing all of the senses.
You can find Valentina on LinkedIn: Here and on Twitter: @ValentinaHynes and @svhinc_teams.
Over to Valentina:
We Should Be More Selfish
Nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing I’m making a difference and that I’m encouraging others to do the same. 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been a challenge for so many, how about we use this time to make more of a difference? Let’s help some families have a better start to the year by providing the basic necessities.
Here’s an easy way for us to do it: every time you go grocery shopping, buy two of everything . . . get a box and place these spare items in them. Donate the box to a food bank or identify people in need around you and hand the items over. This is like a hamper, only more meaningful.
Another great way is the gift of our time and skills. What are you great at? Look around you, find a struggling but promising soul. Someone who reminds you of you when you started out and lend that helping hand you stayed awake at night in the past praying for. It might be in the form of advice, logo design, an introduction, a phone call, an ad post for social media, an endorsement, a free tutorial, free makeup for someone, a visit, search your heart for what you can do. An idle mind is the workshop of evil. It is our responsibility to stop evil, let’s keep minds busy.
Little drops make an ocean, only with kindness can we heal the world. Regardless of what we are going through, there’s always someone worse off than we are. It’s the little things that count, the self therapy of helping another. For even in kindness, there is a certain selfishness and that is the pleasure of satisfaction. We must all become more selfish by being kind.
Thank you so much to Valentina for sharing this lovely piece, a reminder of the importance of helping and supporting others whenever we get an opportunity.
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Thank you once again to Valentina for sharing this thoughtful piece, what are you going to do this week to help and support others in your life and community?
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