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It is absolutely possible to reach out and help someone in need today, no matter what status you are in, in any aspect of life. Taking the time out to help others feel loved and special by being compassionate and considerate could become a usual routine of our daily lives.

GIVING is a big factor of prosperity, even to self, which just very few have actually tapped into. I mean to say, reaching out to people not only adds positive effect to their lives; but it adds a greater positive effect to yours as well.

Testimonials of true givers are very common amongst us, and even though most people know the positive effect of reaching out to those in need, they still don’t want to be involved in it.

Most people believe giving and reaching out will affect them too, say for example, financially. But the bare truth is; nothing you have is ever going to be enough. Even the wealthiest people still wish and work to make more wealth.

In this article, I would like to point out some genuine tips that would help rejuvenate your passion and help you reach out to those in need much easily.

 

  1. ALWAYS THINK ABOUT WHAT TO GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED AND HOW TO REACH OUT TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. SPEND QUALITY TIME DOING THAT.

You do not need to have it all before you start reaching out to those in need. Reaching out can start from anywhere. It could be those old undersized shirts you wear no more. Do you know somebody needs them badly, much more than you do? Somebody else will feel twice as confident wearing that. Somebody else will have an added self-positive esteem wearing that. So why stuff it up in your ward-robe till it gets eaten up by moths? Go out! Observe your immediate neighbors, you can tell by someone’s appearance when they need something. Give and never make reference to it. You have no idea what kind of effect the prayers and blessings from meek and needy hearts do!

 

  1. AWARD PEOPLE WITH KIND COMPLIMENTS – NO MATTER HOW THEY LOOK OR SEEM.

Do you wake up in the morning; look yourself up in the mirror, and say, “I’m so ugly!”? . Then you have been making a huge mistake. Awarding people you meet along the way during your day with kind compliments go a long way in fashioning their minds and thinking towards a positive edge. But to do that successfully, you need to start with yourself. You need to think right about yourself. Place yourself first on that positive road! Trust me; you have done yourself an even greater good. Now think of what would happen if you did that to someone else. Most especially when the compliment is coming from an external angle.

No matter who you are, we all have 99% tendency to react to external compliments from people. If someone randomly walks up to you and says, “Hey, I love your shoes”, you feel like you’ve got the best shoes in the world at the moment; you’d probably wear them to any occasion that you fall into that day. But what if I came to you and say, “Your fashion sense is really bad, you look awful”, trust me that would be the start of a bad day for you.

So reach out to someone today through positive words. Compliment them right. Tell someone they are beautiful, whether they deserve it or not. As you do that, you will definitely always feel better about yourself.

 

  1. CHECK ON PEOPLE – LET THEM KNOW YOU THINK OF THEM ALWAYS.

Someone you know may be going through a tough moment in life at that moment. It may be loneliness, addiction, fear, debt, anything. You never can tell how much they just needed to talk to someone. Checking up on people has endless possibilities in how happy they end up eventually.

Is there someone you have abandoned for a long time? Take the time out, clear your schedule, and do your best to check on them. It’s a super way of reaching out to people.

 

  1. SEND SOMEONE AN INFORMATION OF INTEREST

Take voluntary research tasks for someone. Search for job vacancies for somebody who is stranded at home. Send helpful, targeted articles to those who really need them. Did you stumble on a word of encouragement? Don’t enjoy that benefit alone. Forward it to as many of your friends. Somebody needs it; trust me. Leverage the power of social media. Nobody will spank or report you for sharing quality information across your channels. Take it as a dedicated responsibility. Be a non-profit organization of your own.

Majority of people around you may be seeking medical assistance. Who knows, they might not have the resources to go online to research on who might be out there to help them. But you do! Make the research on their behalf. Forward your findings to them. It is worth more than giving a million dollar.

 

  1. START DONATING TODAY

Now you have an idea of the various ways at which you can reach out to people through selfless actions and activities. It might as well interest you to know that there are several non-profit organizations in Nigeria where you can safely donate funds and kind, with the intent of reaching out to those in need.

Donations to these organizations can come in form of material donations, blood donations, and financial assistance for bills in Nigeria or voluntary activities with the intent of reaching out to the less privileged in Nigeria.

Below are some good examples of organizations in Nigeria where you can offer financial and medical assistance. This list is in no particular order of arrangement.

 

  1. MAKE 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5 A REGULAR HABIT

Yes, if you have your way. Make them a bad habit. Don’t just do it for a while and back-out. That is hypocrisy and inconsistency. Make it your regular point of call, your daily way of life, your evergreen routine. Always reach out. Do many other good things and develop a good giving habit which is beyond even the scope of this article. Others will feel great and lead better lives through your actions of reaching out. You will feel even better as well.

 

Conclusion

Someone somewhere needs the slightest push to get forward. Some people don’t make giant strides except with encouragement. Encouragement and reaching out starts with you.

Encouraging yourself first is the no-brainer to effectively encouraging and reaching out to others.

So, are you going to be an encouragement to someone today?

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