What Are You Looking for? Do You know what You want? I am thinking about the need to be needed by others.
I think I will put post it notes around my apartment that say, what is it I want? What am I looking for from life? Do I have to change to get it? Is it free? ALL of these questions for me MUST serve a purpose to serve others. Maybe, just maybe my presence in someone’s life would help them. I am not always sure what I will do or say, but I am willing to check it out.
Life could be better but it could also be worse. I must say when I think about what has truly impacted me over the past few weeks are the people who went looking for me that I haven’t heard from that surprise me with a call or a note. I realize someone took time to think of me, WOW.
With the way the world is today, we do not have to go looking to meet needs. There is something I like to call “Ministry of Presence” and it is free, all you have to do is be a good listener.
So I want to be that person for someone. I can get ready by looking and being aware of others, the neighbor I know who might not have any family or the child who I know is from a family who needs assistance. Then surprise them with something, it doesn’t have to be big, the element of surprise is what brings the joy and the feeling of, ‘My goodness someone thought of me.”
When it comes down to it, this is an attitude to have all year long. The Ministry of Presence can be given all year long. The ones who have are waiting and looking for someone to notice them. The family in need, could use a helping hand all the time.
I know when I am going through a difficult time just someone being with me makes all the difference. There is nothing worse than feeling alone. The mind tends to take over if someone feels alone, your imagination can tell you so many stories. Well, this year quietly but with purpose seek out that one that is alone.
The Free Gift…the Ministry of Presence. We all need a little loving when we are down.
This might be what You are looking for, it is Free and all you have to be is a good listener. I hope this helps, especially if your budget does not have room for a lot of material items. You are important to someone who needs your Company.