They say people who help those in need and pain are the most selfless people in the world. This is not exactly true. Though they are selfless, they also might be the most self-seeking personalities that ever existed. And I am not saying this in a negative sense; it is a plus point that when people help others, especially the ones in need, they somehow get to know themselves better.
Helping someone is a good deed; you are not only helping someone but also yourself. It helps you in ways you cannot imagine. No wonder that people who have the nature of helping others, somehow, have positive and charming personalities. And there is a reason why. When you help someone, it brings a change in you, a change that is initially deep within and slowly it starts showing in your personality.
There are many ways to support people who actually need your help. Donating to a good organization like MERS Goodwill is one of the best ways to help those in need.
Here are some of the changes that occur in you when you support someone that helps you to find peace and happiness from within:
- You feel better about yourself:
If you are human, it is normal and natural that you must have made mistakes. No matter how sweet and kind you are, you must have hurt someone’s feelings at a point in life, intentionally or unintentionally. Helping the ones in need or giving a charity helps you to feel good about yourself. The guilt inside you tends to loosen up and you end up loving and accepting yourself even more.
- You learn to empathize:
Understanding and sympathizing with someone’s pain and needs is one thing, but when you are out there, physically helping someone and contributing in their lives, it actually helps you to know about their lives from a closer and a clear view. Being empathetic helps you in many areas of life; it especially helps in improving your relationship with your family and life partner. It helps you to be kind to people and understand their point of views, avoiding conflicts and fights.
- You know your capabilities:
When you donate a part of your earnings to a good cause, it helps you understand your strength and capabilities in a better way. It toughens you up emotionally and prepares you for difficult times ahead. An emotionally strong mind handles all the problems in a practical way without hurting the feelings of other people.
- You get inner satisfaction:
By helping people in need, a person tends to develop an attitude of gratitude in life. Understanding the situations of people who have very less makes you thankful for all you have. A sense of gratitude develops in your heart for your family, love, and financial life. You start ignoring the negative and weak phases of your life and focus on counting all the good things you are blessed with. And when a person develops a sense of gratitude; that is when he finds inner peace and content in his life.