“Do your little bit of good where you are.” —Desmond Tutu
Sometimes we may think that we don’t have much to offer. Or an old voice may berate us with something like, Who are you to tell me? Or, Who do you think you are? Perhaps, Mr. Big Shot, thinks he knows everything! Ouch.
The truth is that we each have a special gift, perhaps many special gifts. And what a shame it would be to live a life that keeps them under wraps. There’s always a place for you to help another person with what you know. There’s always someone less fortunate than you who could use your help, your wisdom, your act of kindness, perhaps just five minutes of your time to listen.
Here’s an idea: Think of everyone who’s present in your life right now—family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Make a list. Now pick one person each week whose life may be improved by the little bit of good you can offer them. Go for it. And watch what happens.