Helping Others Rewards You

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Helping Others Rewards You
John A O’Dell
Regis University

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Service has an unexpected way of giving us an enlightened perspective on life. I know that sometimes people don’t realize it, but when you help someone you, are in a way helping yourself. All the good you may do unto others will always reflect upon you. No one knows when or how he/she is going to need help.

When I was 14 years old, I began to help an elderly lady with her yard work. She would always want to pay me, but I always refused to accept it. The work was not an issue for me; I really enjoyed helping her. The main reason was that she reminded me of my grandmother, and I wouldn’t want her doing yard work. Also I do not think people should accept money from an elderly person.

Until I graduated from high school, I made time to help her out as much as possible. When you do something for someone else, it feels good. I often wonder when I get old will I have someone there to help me? Will I have the strength and energy to do the things myself? I know that I will always help others, and whatever happens in my life, I will always have the memories of the people that I have helped over the years.

As we look at our own lives we should think about Servant Leadership on how we can make a difference in people’s lives. You may help out an individual or an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. I feel that my experience combined with completing my college education will prepare me to meet my responsibilities as a citizen in my community. Remember the smiles you get after helping someone are rewarding and make you feel really good about yourself. To this day I have not accepted a single cent form an elderly person that I help out. Remember helping others rewards...
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