It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Chapter 3, Page 26, Book 19

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

Booker T Washington

March 26th-life is good

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are plenty of simple favors we can do for others on a day to day basis.  We may not be able to fix what is wrong, but can lift their spirits. Words are powerful so why not use them to lift someone up when they are needed.

There is no  exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Homes.

We never know when our words could brighten someone’s day or even save a life.  Everyone needs encouragement now and then.  A gentle smile, a pat on the back, a compliment freely given makes a world of difference.  Life is good.  Live it well.

We rise by lifting others.

Robert Ingersoll


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's the little things that can make a BIG difference ...

Annsterw said...

Helping others is exactly what we are here for! It helps them and makes us feel amazing! HUGS to you! Annster's Domain

jack69 said...

I do enjoy helping others, but my mind goes back to several incidents where a complete stranger helped me. Not long ago we were stranded in a parking lot and a complete stranger in a new Mercedes pulled up and offered a jump, if I knew how to do it and had cables. It amazed me that someone would offer an expensive car to jump one 10 years old. We talked a little. He had never jumped a car and wanted to see how it was done. The thing is, he KNEW if it was done wrong it could do $$$ damage to his car. That happens if the cables are reversed. I took great care that time and thanked him and offered to pay, but he refused.
Most of the good deeds I know of have to do with cars. LOL
Good entry.
Sherry & jack

NanaDiana said...

I try to do that everyday---to lift someone's spirits....even if it is a crabby cashier somewhere. Who knows what else is going on in someone's life at any given moment...and sometimes a bit of sunshine is all it takes to make someone's day. Good post!!!! xo Diana

betty said...

I know I like it when someone takes the time to say an encouraging word or gives a smile if I'm having a rough day, so I try to make sure to encourage others too. Recently we were in a restaurant having a noon meal. There was a young family with 2 children, probably 4 and 6 years old. They were so perfectly behaved, well mannered, waited for their food not on any electrical devices but talking with their parents. At their food without a mess, etc. I don't usually do this but after I went to the restroom and walked by their table, I complimented the parents on what a good job they were doing raising their children. I think everyone needs to hear words of encouragement, especially parents who are often at a loss wondering if they are doing the right thing.


Mevely317 said...

It's been a few years now ... but I still recall the tingly all-over feeling I got when I complimented a stranger on her hair. Oh, the look on her face! Normally I'd be too shy; and I don't know what possessed me. Since then it's become much easier to speak up … and it feels soooo good!


i agree with this. lifting someones spirits can be a simple task. "A gentle smile, a pat on the back, a compliment freely given makes a world of difference."