Lend A Helping Hand
Sometimes whenever I write, the starting word is always the hardest and it sets the pace for how well my writing is going to be. Have you ever imagined how well your next write up would be, you've had it all outlined and researched only to find yourself unable to start the first few sentence.
Well I don't know if it has happened to you but it has happened to me a lot of times before and most times it just feels like my head is in the clouds so I just put off my phone and sleep feeling really disappointed at myself and life too.
There are a million challenges we face in our everyday lives, some threaten to tear us apart and some just leaves us in a state of disbelief. Worst of them all is when you have a lot of people around you going through the worst, people you love, people you always wish to see happy, people you'll do anything for. It really breaks me down.
Just yesterday, I got to really talk to some of my closest friends, most of them are guys I dance with. We got to really talk and without even knowing it we bonded and some of them shared a few of their problems with me and I was in a state awe and shock.
My closest friend had been going through a rough ordeal. His dad who embarked on a business trip to Lagos had left him, his four brothers and mother when he was six without a word for almost three years. When they finally got to hear from him they discovered that he had married another woman who gave birth to two beautiful daughters. The whole thing had been heartbreaking, his mother had gone through a lot to ensure that her boys had the chance to live like other children did but it wasn't possible.
She had done a lot of odd jobs in order to have little money to even feed them. Years went by and after his father's sudden emergence from the blue, he had thought things were going to be ok. But everything got worse. The man just wanted to see his sons again and take them away from their mother. That wasn't ever going to be possible, and after multiple failed attempts he got angry and left again leaving them with nothing.
It was really painful and i could see tears fill his eyes while he spoke. I had never seen him so emotional and I knew he was truely broken. Worse was when he saw his mates preparing to leave the university and he hadn't even gotten the chance to even start.
I didn't know how it made me feel to see that people I cared so much about were having it tough with them and I couldn't do anything about it. I'm not beating myself too much because I know some of these problems are actually beyond my control but what about others that aren't.
I always try to lend a helping hand whenever I can, doesn't always have to be financial help. Could be a word of encouragement, or a pat on the shoulder, an encouraging smile or absolute support. I do the little I can and even if it isn't reciprocated I just derive my happiness from there.
Before when I see people suffer, I used to question God and ask Him why he'll just sit there and watch the children he claimed to love suffer. But with time I got to realize that he actually created a balance, for every one who had a problem there was another who had solutions to that problem thereby bringing perfect balance.
It is however painful to say that the nature of man has created loopholes in God's plan. Most people want to succeed at the expense of others. I wonder how people enjoy watching other people suffer, watching others cry for help when they actually have the capacity to help. The thoughts of this actually really weigh me down.
Take a look at yourself, Have you ever tried showing genuine love and lending an helping hand to another person?
Try it then you'll see that face light up with so much excitement and joy, it kind of feels like you've brought the world to that person and if you really take a look at it you'll realize that you actually have.
Bit by bit, the world can be a better place if they're actually few people who care enough to make a change.
It took one man to lay down his life out of the undying love he had just to save the whole of humanity. What is stopping you?
You don't have to give up your life, you just have to show a little more of your love.
L - Love
O - Others
V - Very
E - Eagerly
I really don't know where I'm going with this post, I just had something on my chest that I needed to clear.
What's that thing that's really bothering you, you can share it right here and clear off your chest. Everything is going to be fine.
All images gotten from Pinterest except the front end image that I got from @dreemport