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Friday, September 27, 2013


 CONT : from last post

1. Show appreciation, publicly. Praising someone on a blog, in front of coworkers, in front of family, or in some other public way, is a great way to make them feel better about themselves.

2. Donate food. Clean out your cupboard of canned goods, or buy a couple bags of groceries, and donate them to a homeless shelter.

3. Just be there. When someone you know is in need, sometimes it’s just good to be there. Sit with them. Talk. Help out if you can.

4. Be patient. Sometimes people can have difficulty understanding things, or learning to do something right. Learn to be patient with them.

5. Tutor a child. This might be difficult to do today, but often parents can’t afford to hire a tutor for their child in need of help. Call a school and volunteer your tutoring services.

6. Create a care package. Soup, reading material, tea, chocolate … anything you think the person might need or enjoy. Good for someone who is sick or otherwise in need of a pick-me-up.

7. Lend your voice. Often the powerless, the homeless, the neglected in our world need someone to speak up for them. You don’t have to take on that cause by yourself, but join others in signing a petition, speaking up a a council meeting, writing letters, and otherwise making a need heard.

8. Offer to babysit. Sometimes parents need a break. If a friend or other loved one in your life doesn’t get that chance very often, call them and offer to babysit sometime. Set up an appointment. It can make a big difference.

9. Love. Simply finding ways to express your love to others, whether it be your partner, child, other family member, friend, co-worker, or a complete stranger … just express your love. A hug, a kind word, spending time, showing little kindnesses, being friendly … it all matters more than you know.

How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a weary world.

- William Shakespeare

Monday, September 23, 2013

HELP Series part 5


* Stop to help. The next time you see someone pulled over with a flat tire, or somehow in need of help, stop and ask how you can help. Sometimes all they need is a push, or the use of your cell phone.

*Teach. Take the time to teach someone a skill you know. This could be teaching your grandma to use email, teaching your child to ride a bike, teaching your co-worker a valuable computer skill, teaching your spouse how to clean the darn toilet. OK, that last one doesn’t count.

*. Comfort someone in grief. Often a hug, a helpful hand, a kind word, a listening ear, will go a long way when someone has lost a loved one or suffered some similar loss or tragedy.

* Help them take action. If someone in grief seems to be lost and doesn’t know what to do, help them do something. It could be making funeral arrangements, it could be making a doctor’s appointment, it could be making phone calls. Don’t do it all yourself — let them take action too, because it helps in the healing process.

* Buy food for a homeless person. Cash is often a bad idea if it’s going to be used for drugs, but buying a sandwich and chips or something like that is a good gesture. Be respectful and friendly.

*  Lend your ear. Often someone who is sad, depressed, angry, or frustrated just needs someone who will listen. Venting and talking through an issue is a huge help.

* Help someone on the edge. If someone is suicidal, urge them to get help. If they don’t, call a suicide hotline or doctor yourself to get advice.

* Help someone get active. A person in your life who wants to get healthy might need a helping hand — offer to go walking or running together, to join a gym together. Once they get started, it can have profound effects.

* Do a chore. Something small or big, like cleaning up or washing a car or doing the dishes or cutting a lawn.

* Give a massage. Only when appropriate of course. But a massage can go a long way to making someone feel better.

Passion for Giving

Jose Yenque is and actor , director and philantropist with a passion for giving . He starred in 'Traffic' (2000) where he portrayed a corrupt Tijuana soldier known as the "Torturer" He also earned an 'ALMA Award' for _Foto-Novelas. Appeared in CSI Miami and ER—
Showing his support for Foadac and urging you to joing him.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"HELP Series" part 3

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama

Too often the trend in our society is for people to be separated from either other, to be cut off from the great mass of humanity, and in doing so to be dehumanized a little bit more with each step.

Cars have taken us off the streets, where we used to greet each other and stop to chat. Cubicles have taken away a bit of the humanity in working, as have factories and even computers to some extent. Television has planted us firmly in our living rooms, instead of out with other people. Even movie theaters, where many people get together, cut us off from true conversation because we’re staring at a big screen.

And while I’m not railing against any of these inventions (except perhaps the cubicle), what we must guard against is the tendency of that individuality to have us focused on ourselves to the exclusion of our fellow human beings. The tendency towards selfishness rather than giving, on helping ourselves rather than helping our brothers and sisters in humanity.

I’m not saying we’re all like that, but it can happen, if we’re not careful.

So strike back against the selfishness and greed of our modern world, and help out a fellow human being today. Not next month, but today.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TODAY IS 9 / 11 A Sad Remembrance !

Praying for all those families who lost loved ones on this day a decade ago. And Thanking all those who risked their lives to help others when this tragedy hit.

Monday, September 9, 2013


It does not take a special person always, You too can help and here is how :

 Helping can be just about anything as long as it is done in sincerity. Even a simple smile, "hello," or compliment could lift someone's spirit!

• Remember every little bit of effort counts!

• Spend time to become a close friend to that person, so he/she can look forward to your visits.

• Helping out is a great way to make new friends, too. Once people know they can trust you, they're more likely to help you out in return.

• Even if you are in a bad mood, you will probably feel better after helping others.

• Even though at first it might be kind of awkward, keep trying!

• Don't always expect rewards or praise in return. What really matters is that you were able to make someone happy. Besides, rewards usually come when you least expect it.

• Keep in mind that they may not always need help. If someone says something like, "No thanks." or "I can handle it.", then just insisting may annoy them. You won't always be able to tell if they really do need your help, but it's best to back off if others are angry or in a hurry. However, if they refuse your help, you should ask one more time, and if they still refuse, then walk away.
You will surely have another chance.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Found these great points to live by ! thought I share

IF and when you think of helping  :

1. Try to offer first. When people need your help, they'll most likely ask you first, but if you have the chance, try to offer to help before they ask you. This will show that you were willing to help from the start. For example, if you see a friend struggling to carry groceries, offer to help. Or if you see them getting bullied, help stand up. Or if you see them getting pushed down or beaten, ask "Are you all right?" and help them up. Then try to cheer them up. Believe me, helping people will always make you feel better because it's the right thing to do.

Put yourself in another person's shoes. Being compassionate can give you a strong reason to help someone else. It can also show people that you really do care about someone. 3

Volunteer or donate. Being in charitable organizations is a great way to help the less fortunate, like donating food or money to the poor. 4

Listen. You obviously can't know what you need to do if you're not even paying attention. Plus, people aren't going to rely on you very much if you act like you don't even care what they're saying. 5

Think about what might happen if you don't. More people will feel more miserable if you just leave them when they need you, and you don't want to see people unhappy, do you? Don't stress yourself too much, but it's always nice to lend a hand. 6

Observe. Find out what that certain person might like. For example: s/he is always folding up paper. You can buy a origami set and teach him/her your tricks. Or he/she seems bored a lot. Try spending time with them to play a board game or play cards.

Alle these can be used with any age group with a little adjustment to fit.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Better to give than to receive !

Just a few quotes from the great book that reminds us that it is always better to give than to receive. Hope you feel that and extend a helping hand to the kids at foadac.

Isaiah 25:4

For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,

Acts 20:35-38

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Proverbs 22:9

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September is ovarian Cancer awareness month !

Just a reminder that as we join in thefight for the cure of cancer, we should remember that it will start to benefit young girls of today. Preparing them for good health and safe reproduction begins now.
So support the course now ! for prevention is always better than cure.

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