A simple “are you okay” can go a long way. So many people are fighting a fight that can’t be seen. Take time to be available to listen. Just being there and listening to someone struggling can be more helpful than you could ever imagine.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan
“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”
― Charles de Lint