Day 82 How Can I Help

Throughout our lives we will have helped or been helped by someone. We may open a door for them, they may help us carry some books, we may help them move house and they may give us some advice that we needed to hear. What ever it may be people help people and it is important that we do so, because whether we like to admit it or not, sometimes we need help, and not only us but other people too.

Buddhist Truths say that there is suffering in the world; in us, in the people that we meet, in the people that we love, it may be big or it may be small, but there is suffering. We can help make it easier for people, as other people make it easier for us. All we have to do is ask, “how can I help?”.

Saying “Can I help?”, requires a simple yes or no answer, giving people an option to decline help when, in fact, they may actually need that help. It is easy to response with “No, no I am fine”. But when you say “how can I help?” it is not an option of do you want help but more I am here to help, how may I do that. Now don’t get me wrong, if a person doesn’t need help or doesn’t want your help, they will decline either way. But the latter option lets people know that if they need your help that you are there and you are willing to help.

In order to be better, it is important that we learn how to say “how can I help?” when we know that someone is struggling with something. No matter how small or big the struggle. I am encouraging the term “how can I help?” in to the main part of my vocabulary in hope to help more people everyday. Can you help more people?

Have a nice day!

Chloé

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