posted by Talk About Giving blog team
September 14, 2012 @ 8:30 am
“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke
We are all compelled to help in different ways. Some refer to it as a ‘calling’. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amazing efforts of another person? Perhaps you know a doctor, like Dr. Brian Huff, who travels to other countries to provide medical care to those who do not have access or Rachel O’Neill who has organized tens of thousands of dresses for little girls in Africa. Or did you read about the Lewis family who went on a year-long trip around the world, committed to six continents and 12 good deeds, volunteering in a different country each month?
Have you ever felt like the little things you do to help others just don’t even begin to compare to what other people do?
We are not going to all be like Rachel, Brian or the Lewis family, but that doesn’t mean that our efforts to help others are insignificant. We are all called in different ways and whether you commit your life to serving others or volunteer once a month at a soup kitchen, the work you’re doing is important and you’re making difference.
So if you could do one thing this week to help someone else, what would you do and who would you help? How would your kids like to help a friend or neighbor? What difference will they make in doing this? Find out what they think with the Question of the Week!
Published each Friday, use the Question of the Week to spark conversation with your children about family, money, giving and help them explore what matters most to them.