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In a world where individual success is often glorified, it is easy to overlook the immense value of helping others achieve their goals. However, when we extend a helping hand to those around us, we not only foster a sense of community but also unlock a myriad of personal and collective benefits.

First and foremost, supporting others in their pursuits can have a profound impact on their lives. By lending our expertise, resources, or even a listening ear, we provide crucial encouragement and guidance. The journey towards a goal can be arduous, and having someone who believes in us and offers assistance can make all the difference. Empowering others to reach their objectives not only enhances their self-esteem but also cultivates a cycle of gratitude and motivation, inspiring them to help others in return.

Moreover, fostering an environment of collaboration and support benefits society as a whole. When individuals achieve their goals, they contribute to the betterment of their communities. Whether it’s a student fulfilling their academic aspirations, an entrepreneur launching a business, or an artist creating meaningful works, their accomplishments often have a ripple effect. The progress of one can inspire and motivate others, leading to a more vibrant and innovative society.

Helping others achieve their goals also expands our own horizons. It provides opportunities to learn and grow, broadening our perspectives and skill sets. When we assist others, we gain a deeper understanding of their challenges and triumphs, fostering empathy and compassion. In the process, we develop new talents, acquire knowledge, and strengthen our own abilities. Collaboration and mutual support enable us to tap into the collective wisdom and experiences of diverse individuals, leading to personal and professional growth.

Lastly, there is an intrinsic reward in contributing to the success of others. Witnessing someone achieve their dreams can be incredibly fulfilling and gratifying. The sense of fulfillment derived from helping others transcends personal accomplishments and material gains. It nurtures a sense of purpose and a deep connection with humanity, reminding us of our shared journey and the significance of uplifting one another.

In conclusion, helping others achieve their goals is not just an act of kindness, but a profound investment in the betterment of society. By extending support and assistance, we empower individuals to reach their full potential, foster a culture of collaboration, expand our own horizons, and experience the joy of making a difference. So, let us recognize the importance of lending a helping hand and embark on a journey of collective success, where we celebrate and support the dreams and aspirations of others.

I feel this needs to be said for myself or for those of us who struggle. It is easy to assume that someone else’s life is easier. This has been repeated to me often recently. So in my effort to be REAL and to assist and be assistance I am going to share.
This morning was a HARD morning. I started my meditation first thing as I always do because I know it always assists me especially when I’ve had a rough night sleep. Once our son was up everything was fine until it was time to get ready for school. For those with an additional needs child who have commented that your child’s behavior is constant, this was one of THOSE moments. That’s when it all transitioned. In order to keep privacy for his sake I will just say that I was late getting our son to school, something I was fine with due to circumstances.
By the time we were getting ready to go to school all three of us were frustrated. My nerves and hands were shaking and I felt very vulnerable and very human. When I arrived at school or son’s assistant hugged me. It was a hug I desperately needed. I sobbed in her arms as she told me sweet things like, “you’re doing a great job”, and “you’re a wonderful momma.” Thank GOD I had my sunglasses on…my eyes were full of tears releasing. I kissed my son goodbye and told him how much I loved him.
What I realized is that in that moment I felt weak, as each and every one of us has. But I also recognized my strength: I am resilient and I intend to teach that to my son and to those who come into my life and practice. We often neglect or feel uncomfortable having those knee weakening experiences, much less share them, but those are very necessary because they help us move forward. More importantly it also encourages others to be themselves and acknowledge that they are able to do that with you.
I came home after driving safely and again meditated. Now I set the intent for the rest of my day….taking each moment one at a time knowing I am in control of one thing….me.
If this resonates with you or you have something to share, please do. Message me, post or call. I am here for you. I get it. May my experience allow you to know you are not alone. And may I share my favorite saying, “This too shall pass.”
Life is not a test. It is made up of simple moments of opportunities that allow us to practice being our best selves. When we are not, that’s ok. Acknowledge that, you are human. Move towards what it is you are striving for until you are there. Remember be kind. Kindness begins with you.