Thursday, February 16, 2006

Weekend Assignment #99

Weekend Assignment #99: "What do others think they could do to make a difference? It doesn't have to be life-altering, as the smallest conception can bring the biggest results." In addition to things you could do, I'll also add in that if you are currently doing things you think make a difference, you can mention those, too.

Just care.  Care about people when they hurt. 

For an example, when my dog Mandy was hit by a car recently and killed, I was devastated; she was such a huge part of my life.  I've never even cried that much at the death of a relative.  

I was amazed at how much it helped me when I got 62 sympathetic comments on that entry, and also when one of my Internet friends called after reading my journal entry, crying as though her heart would break, unable to say anything except "I'm sorry".  Yes, it makes a difference when people care.

So I'm trying to remember how comforting it was to have people say they were praying for me, and that they understood.  When people are hurting, those little comments in journals can make a difference.

Extra Credit: Name someone you know who you admire for making a difference.  My friend Wilona, the one who called me in tears the day Mandy died.  Not just for that, but she is always sympathetic and caring to everyone she knows.  No wonder she has so many friends.

If you want to do this assignment, be sure and go to John's blog and leave a link to your entry.


mutualaide said...

I don't usually do the assignments now because I went private a while back.  But this one deserves a good 'doing'!  I'm on it sometime over the weekend!

Caring is one of the best things we do.  All of us.  Nice entry.

am4039 said...

I will do this weekend assignment hopefully over the weekend.

chat2missie said...

I have my answer already!!  One thing I do that makes a difference is I smile and say hello to everyone!  Yes, I do.  In the stores, at the bank, mall.  You'd be surprised how many smiles and hello's you get back. I've gotten the grouchiest, meanist looking people to smile and say hello back.   I wonder all the time how many  people are lonely and depressed and just need someone to see them, acknowldge them.  So, that's what I do, and even though it's little, I do believe it brings big results to everyone's lives.

csandhollow said...

Good answer. I am crying as I type this. It is good knowing that people care. It really helps.

ora4uk said...

Caring for your fellow man or the best way to gives you joy, peace, love, and an opportunity.... to know you made someone feel better...Hugs...Ora

sugarsweet056 said...

Excellent answer, I enjoyed reading it. SO TRUE! People never realize how much a difference that they might make to someone!

naturegirlfromny said...

How sweet.  You must of broke a record for comments!  I love J-landers, they are all, for the most part, a bunch of really caring people.  Linda

sunnyside46 said...

I was embarrasssed to tell anyone that when my much loved father in law died the same time as my dog, I didnt' tell who my tears were for.

shayshaydc said...

Great entry!!!

debbted said...

Mosie~I am so happy to hear of all the comments and that they made a difference! Blessings, Sassy