Duct Tape for the Soul for July 18, 2014

Do You Help Others With The Really Hard Chores?

How much or how often do you help others with tasks? Oh sure, you’ve likely given someone a ride now and then, house sit, feed their dog, or helped them move, especially if you couldn’t avoid it! That makes you feel pretty good, doesn’t it? You’d likely hate for me to tell you that you aren’t doing anything special, wouldn’t you?

Well sorry, but you aren’t. You could do as much for a total stranger. How often do you spend time helping someone work on their life or soul? That’s a lot more wicked and difficult, isn’t it? You’d not only need to sit quietly and actually listen, bt you’d need to be wise enough to at least not say something stupid.  People need that from you!

They need to vent, to bitch about the spouse, the kids, job, life. They need a fresh set of eyes to see their problems and misery anew, someone to offer guidence and thoughtful advice. If knothing else, they need sympathy and a shoulder, and the assurance that they can make their life better. Do any of your friends or family come to you for this?

Perhaps they avoid you, having learned long ago that you haven’t got either the calmness or wisdom to help them. That should make you feel awful; does it? If so, you need to be working on your own soul, and if necessary, you need to find someone to listen and help you! Hopefully, you’ll get wiser, and be able to pass it on to others. That would give you a real reason to feel proud!

Jack

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