There is unrest in this country and around the world.
Between the covid-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, racial inequality, our personal struggles, our communities need kindness. From donating food and money to volunteering your time, there are plenty of ways to show your support. We are currently based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but you can get involved no matter where you live.
Helping others is good for your soul. Conquered Kings firmly believes for us to go far, we have to go together. And for us to work together, we have to do it with kindness, supporting and helping one another. The countless and nameless people that we cross paths with.
The mother with the children screaming at the store, the elderly man mowing his lawn, the teenager riding his bike through a busy crowd. Everyone has a story, having been through joy, sadness, grief, frustration. We have no idea what battle they are fighting right now. So, no matter what situation they are going through, they have the right to be treated with respect, BE KIND.
Being kind can give these immediate feelings rushing towards us. It can give us feelings of contentment and peace, a sense of purpose. It can help us de-stress, better our lives, give us a feeling of self-satisfaction. Medically, increase endorphins and it can even lower our blood pressure.
I’ve encountered moments where I’ve been kind and self-sacrificed for others and not gotten anything in return, not even a thank you. It can be frustrating as you would feel like the person on the receiving end was ungrateful. We have to pause, stop, and think about why you were helping them.
Was it only to benefit my own self-worth? That I needed them to tell me how much they appreciated me? Or was it to help the person in need, without expecting anything in return and put some good into the world.
Here are 10 easy ways to help someone that don’t require much effort:
Smile. It’s that simple.
Be compassionate and offer some grace. We are human, and not perfect.
Be polite. It costs $0 to be nice to someone.
Listen. I mean really listen. Don’t focus on what you’re going to say next. Listen to what the person is saying and then respond accordingly, acknowledging their needs.
Donate unwanted items. Purge your closet of clothes you don’t wear and donate them to your local homeless shelter, rescue mission or other charitable organization. Find your local homeless shelter here: The Homeless Shelter Directory.
Volunteer. Help others by volunteering at your local soup kitchen, food bank, school, or rescue mission. Don’t know where to start, check out Volunteer Match.
Stop to help when needed. See that elderly person struggling to shovel the snow, the mom who has a flat tire and kids in her car, the man struggling to open the door because his hands are full? There are many small opportunities every day to help.
Help a homeless person. Not everyone is comfortable giving out money. Give them a gift card to purchase a hot meal. I’ve also seen people give out necessity bags filled with a toothbrush, deodorant, comb, Kleenex, etc. Things that many take for granted.
Donate blood. Blood is needed even when there is no crises. Find a place to donate with the American Red Cross.
Join a volunteer group. Clean up the debris on the side of the highway, clean the park, etc. There are a lot of different groups out there to better the community.
Humans are not an island, even if we want to believe that. We need look after each other, so, be kind and help one another. It only takes one person. Be the change you want to see and make the world a better place.
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