Shine Hope: What are you doing for others?

” Life’s most persistent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” An infamous quote by the incredible Dr Martin Luther King Jr. This question continues to burn in my heart with passion, leading me to ask you, “Fellow humans, what are we doing in this life if we aren’t helping others?”

I believe that we all have to account for the life we lived while we were on this earth. I wonder if one of the questions we will be asked is this, “What kind of impact did you have on others? Did you hurt a lot of people did you help a lot of people?” Could you imagine if the growth of our valiant spirit is determined by the positive impact we have in this world?

If doing something for another human being was a daily intent, not only would you be positively filling up the worlds cup, but in turn you are also making an incredible impact on yourself! Living a life helping others surely molds you into something magnificent in the process.

5 positive things that come from helping others:

  • Spreading hope in a world that is thirsty for it
  • Fulfilling a need for another human being
  • Molding yourself into a stronger kinder person
  • Showing your children, not telling…remember they watch everything you do!
  • Attracting like minded people -if you are attracting like minded people just imagine what you can accomplish together.

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What are you doing for others?



Have we lost the ability to be compassionate in vulnerable situations?

Compassion, defined in the dictionary as a sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Shining Hope’s definition of compassion: empathy, wrapped up in a genuine desire to show love for another. Compassion, a noun that has been buried under bitterness and hurting hearts for decades. Unfortunately, judgmental minds and societal pressures have seemingly overpowered the innate human desire to show kindness and compassion to another in vulnerable situations. In a world full of confusion and chaos, never underestimate the power of compassion, and the ability to shine light into the darkness of a hurting heart.

The young woman walked up and down the grocery isle, with her very active and spunky 2 year-old chattering away in the cart. Her eyes scrolled the shelf..ughh, she thought, I know it’s here, it’s my last item. She looked down at the WIC check,  1- 16 oz whole grain whole wheat food, it read. Anxious thoughts capturing her mind, If get up there and it’s not an approved item then I will stand there embarrassed,  while people in back of me impatiently wait.  Reluctantly , the young woman went up to the front anyway, failing to find anyone to help her in the store on a busy Saturday morning. “Excuse me,” she said to the grocery clerk. “I cannot find this bread item.It’s always right over there on the shelf and says it’s WIC approved?” The clerk not eager to help the young woman, reached for her  loud speaker and said,”WELFARE check, aisle 4. WELFARE check aisle 4″ Appalled and humiliated, the young woman stepped back and shamefully  pushed her cart and her little chatterbox back to aisle 4.

*WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five.

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