Sunday, May 22, 2011
Slice of Life #53: Helping Hands
Service is good for the soul.
If you or anyone in your family hasn't done anything like that, no worries. Maybe you've contributed to a fund for someone who lost their house in a fire. There are simple acts, like taking food to a sick friend, holding the hand of the bereaved that are lifting to the spirit. Even allowing your teenager to invite a sad friend over to crash on your couch is no small thing. In fact, one of my all time favorite movie scenes is in the movie While You Were Sleeping. Sandra Bullock's character is trying to cheer up Peter, the dude that's been in a coma. He says he's never really done anything truly heroic in his life. She mentions he gives up his seat almost every day on the elevated train. He says, "That's not really heroic." She says, "It is to the person who sits in it." Makes ya think.
What service have your helping hands rendered in your life?