“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” 

― John Holmes

So, it’s Tuesday, March 5, 2019 and here I am again with the old me. I feel sad when someone needs a helping hand and I can’t afford to support right away. I sincerely hate seeing people in agony, call it hypersensitive nature or just being too emotional – I won’t argue that.

Although, there are times we feel that we are not in the best position to help someone because we also have our bite of same cake and a bunch of things to worry about. The point is that there is a relief that comes with helping others. Or am I the only one who feels this way?

You Can Help by Praying for Others

How often do you intercede for your family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues, or course mates?. We don’t pray for others because we have no issues to talk about. We also do not intercede because there is absolutely nothing disturbing our peace. The truth is, it is a justly caring heart that remembers others even when he/she ought to be remembered too.

Sometimes, in our very distress, supporting others through means of prayers is the most relieving antidote. If you have not tried this, you can get ahead and discover the power therein. Just keep your troubles aside and solicit for others through supplications.

Do You Check up on Others?

I have come across different posts about people who say they can go months without reaching out to friends but once they do, it’s as firm as ever. Well, I’m not even about to debunk that. I only want to encourage random check-ups.  Watch out for your neighbors, colleagues at work and friends, especially when they don’t look their best. A sign of care can do wonders. Their spirit will be elevated because of your simple show of love and this can avert depression and ultimately curb suicide.

We Rise by Lifting Others!

Do you share the little you have with others? Sharing involves giving what you have. This sort of help is not necessarily financial, it could be an act of kindness (rendering valuable services), or words of encouragement.

In fact, the phrase, “we rise by lifting others” explains it all. It means in the process of going up, you take others with you. The very nature of man is laced with compassion and kindness. Forget about the reality of our existence today, cut short by fear, leading to greed and cruelty.

I believe a step in the right direction will change the narrative. Do something for someone today and do not expect to be paid back.

“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.” 

― Will Smith

I love you. Thanks for reading…

Join 1,341 other subscribers


Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Action’s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).


  1. Egbe Brown Uche Reply

    I must really commend you Becca.. You’re doing a great job… Keep it up…

Write A Comment

%d bloggers like this: