Can I help you with that?
This question was posed to us in a facebook group that I am a part of for online marketing. A simple question, nothing is expected from one another but honest help. No fees, no self-promotion, just help.
Anyone can do that, helping one another with business, work, e-commerce and SEO questions, etc. But, when we really start to think about it, no, not everyone can help with that. We don’t all have the same skill set, the same knowledge, the same language for that matter. There really are some brilliant people out there, and the little “pishers,” like me can easily get intimidated.
Then, I got to thinking about what I can do to help others. I pondered on it, and then it occurred to me: I am helping. My company set up a campaign online for a friend who had a terrible spinal infection that led to 2 weeks in the hospital with (hopefully only) temporary paralysis in both legs. This is not a bragging post, but a thoughtful post on what we are all capable of doing to help others. With Alef Bet Jewelry, a little business, I was able to sell and donate 100% of the proceeds of a red string bendel bracelet with a lucky “helping hand” charm to aide in the finances for the family. With my friend being the sole-earner, this puts his family in a very difficult situation.
This Hebrew word says it all, “a good deed.”
Do a good deed for others, it is the ultimate act of kindness one can do another. Well, there is way more to it than just that, but the “idea” of doing random acts of kindness and being generous and helpful to others is actually found in the Torah.
If you want to read about Robert, there was a Go Fund Me set up for him. Another mitzvah by a random person he actually didn’t know very well, that took it upon himself to set up a page to help.
Amazing what we can do to help one another. The power we have, the way we can lift each other up.
If you’d like to buy the red string bracelet, I will gladly donate 100% to my friend.
May his recovery be 100%.
May we continue to inspire one another, help one another, and touch each other’s lives. And as they asked in the facebook group, “Can I help you with that?”