We can call get so engrossed with our own lives and problems that we forget that others may need a helping hand. Not just this year, not just this time of year but every day, every year.
For the most part our biggest issues are overeating during the holiday season. Finding time to workout, making time to cook and buy presents.
We can help others. We can extend a helping hand. Take a minute to help someone. We will always be one world and we must be a world full of hope. That is what I want my legacy to be.
In 1984 I was in my first year of college. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure formed the supergroup Band Aid to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release.
Looking back it seemed like an obvious hit but at the time, it was a risk and a chance taken to help others.
The group reunited with current stars in 2014 to bring help to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa.
You don’t need to be a superstar to help those around you. You can get involved with groups within your community.
GIVING, like politics starts local. You do not need to think big to have a big impact. One of my employees travels with bags of sandwiches that she gives out to people asking for money at the side of the road. She has passed this lesson on to her daughters.
I fully believe that no man stands so tall as when he stoops down to help another.