“It’s not about giving back if you’re successful or a celebrity or how much money you have: it’s about your responsibility as an adult to help others.” – Trisha Yearwood
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Everyone who helps someone in need is a hero. Having said that, some heroes are more famous than others. And when celebrities help others they make bigger news, even inspiring more people to do their part. Such was the case when Floyd Mayweather handed a thousand dollars to a homeless man just like that.
From Airlines to Airbnb Hosts – Help for Hurricane Florence Evacuees Comes From All Quarters
“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” – Isaiah 58:10-11
It is heartwarming to see how we rush to the aid of our fellow humans in times of need. Whenever crisis strikes, we have known to rise up to the occasion and help others. As Hurricane Florence comes down hard on the Carolinas, the evacuees have been shown some much-needed generosity from different quarters. Here are five groups of people making life easier for those who need it most in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1-3
Being a single mother is among the hardest jobs in the world. Whether a woman becomes a single mom by widowhood, adopting an orphan or by being abandoned by the father of the child, the Lord is there for these women. Let’s take a look at some Bible verses that single mothers would find very encouraging.
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker
Everyone talks about sleepless nights after the baby comes. But the sleeplessness actually starts even before that. Getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge for many pregnant women and it’s more than just getting a good night’s rest. It’s also about protecting the health of the mother and the baby. Let’s take a closer look at the best sleeping position during pregnancy, and some other tips for getting better sleep.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes
Stories of people helping others are always inspiring. They give hope to countless people – especially homeless women. So, when we hear the story of how a woman, once homeless and pregnant at 17, helps out other women, our hearts are filled with limitless hope.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
While places like Sheltering Grace Ministry have made it their daily business to help others, kindness is all around us. No good act is too small. From making someone smile to saving a life, random acts of kindness can mean the world.
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Kindness doesn’t just make you a better person, it makes you a better leader as well. When you are kind to someone not only does it makes that person happy, it also has a positive impact on you.
“Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our homeless shelters and crisis centers – we need our faith-based and community partners.” – Dirk Kempthorne
When we think about a homeless person, we usually imagine an elderly white man. Or perhaps a man of color. Rarely do we picture a woman. But the fact remains that as many women may experience homelessness as men – it’s just they are often invisible. They don’t strike passersby as homeless. Many also fail to be included in the annual counts of homeless people.
“Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
There’s no place like home. Which is why so many of us are moved by the plight of the homeless. While on one hand it is truly saddening to see the hardships of homeless people, it’s heartwarming to see how people come forward to help them.
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder
At Sheltering Grace, we see first-hand the amazing things mothers do for their children – right from the time of pregnancy to their early years of motherhood. While there are countless reasons why mothers are so important, we would like to highlight three of them right here.