Saturday, February 8, 2014
Help Someone As You Would Want Someone to Help You
I then realized who he was. This young man has a learning disability. He is always in the library seeking help to get onto the computer and to get things printed. I immediately stopped what I was doing and let him tell me what he wanted me to write. It was three pages worth. Page two almost had me in tears. He said (and I wrote down), "I have a learning disability. I can't pick up. My concentration is messed up..."
Afterwards, I walked with him up to the front desk to staple his forms and slide it in the red decorated box dedicated to this particular library form. Then, I went to sit down. He asked me how much I'd charge him for my assistance. "Nothing," I said. "It's my pleasure to help you." He thanked me again. I reminded him that I was happy to help.
This encounter reminded me how important it is to be willing to help each other regardless of our status; that we look at each other as equal and not "better than". Just because this young man has a learning disability doesn't mean that I (or anyone) should look at him in any way except as a young man who was smart enough and bold enough to ask for help. He actually articulated his thoughts very well. It was a breeze to write what came from his mind.
If you have an opportunity to be a blessing to someone's life, make yourself available. You never know when you will need help yourself. Remember: You are doing God's work when you assist your fellow man.
Have a splendid Saturday!
Feona Sharhran Huff
"A Humble Servant"
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