The article suggests taking just five minutes a day to help someone else is the best medicine for your soul.
The concept is that whatever you do for others will benefit you more than the recipient of your favor.
Doing a favor for someone doesn't have to be anything big. In fact, smaller favors have been known to have great effects on both the giver and receiver.
Opportunities abound for doing favors. Here are some suggestions and perhaps you can think of your own.
- Let someone with fewer items get in front of you in the grocery checkout line.
- Help a short person get an item from the top shelf in the store.
- If you are going to the store anyway, ask your neighbor if there is anything he needs. That will save him a trip.
- If there is only one parking space in a crowded shopping center, let the driver of another car have it even though you got there first.
- Offer to pay for the meal the next time you go out with a friend.
- If you have finished reading a good book, give the book to someone who hasn't read it.
As you can see from the above examples, it doesn't require much, but it can make a big difference in somebody's life.
There are so many different ways you can do favors for others. And while you are doing favors for others, more than likely someone is waiting to reciprocate and do a favor for you. Even if you don't get a favor in return, you are sure to benefit from the favor you have given.
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