Beyond the simple idea that sometimes, things I’m doing in my life aren’t leading me to the life I want live, and asking myself on any given situation and action, ‘How is that working out for you?’, I’ve begun to realize there are things out there that I can do and participate in that have simply never occurred to me.
This was exactly the case when a good friend of mine and running buddy sent me an email. She had snapped a photo of a flier in a Starbucks that was inviting the general public to get involved with supporting men and women in domestic-abuse situations. An invitation to offer “Support and Safety for survivors of abuse”.
Now with any brand new thing, those things that I have never come close to considering, my mind threw up flags and chortled protest to the idea – dismissing it out of hand. But there it was, waiting for an honest answer; ‘What will you do?’. No, I’m not sure how I can help. I’m not a rich man in either time or wealth. I’m not degreed in psychology or law, or social issues. But at risk of sounding flippant – why not? I can at least be open.
Maybe I can help. Maybe another door will open that I hadn’t considered and I can add to a positive life-experience for someone else.
And isn’t that the whole point of life, even the meaning of life, to help others?
I’m extending the invitation to you – why not?