What Can You Do?

Sometimes we are paralyzed because the world seems to be going crazy around us? We see other people in trouble, and we start to get scared that the same thing might happen to us. We think about what might happen if we were in their shoes. We start to withdraw and try to protect ourselves.

But there can be a different question that we ask also. The question can be, “What can I do?” Not as a helpless rhetorical question where the answer is, “Nothing.” No, ask the question, “What can I do?” from the corner where you might be cowering with your fear. Don’t ask because you want to help yourself; ask what you can do to help someone else. Most of us aren’t brave enough to run into burning buildings or have the courage to walk into a health care facility every day – knowing the risks. But even in our fearful, most timid moments, there is one small thing that we can do to help someone else. It doesn’t have to hard. It doesn’t have to be momentous. But you do have to choose to do that one small thing that you can do.

What can you do to help another person? Do that today. You might be the only person who does anything for that person today. Your small action, from whatever place you are coming from, may be the greatest gift.