heart in handThere is a saying that stresses not wearing your heart on your sleeve. Well, it’s not always good to do so, but what if you held your heart in your hand?

Ok. Don’t roll your eyes just yet on what I’m talking about. Follow me for a minute.

I was sitting the other day and I thought about how important it was to reach out to others. My money is often funny. My circumstances can cramp my style from time to time. Yet, none of that actually limits me from helping others. This year has taught me a lot. To get anything is to give something. My message is simple, be more thoughtful of others than you are of yourself. Take your heart and hand it to someone. Be there for them. Listen to them. Be a resource for their circumstance that may be cramping their style.

Life is about so much more than watching your own goals and dreams blossom. The truth is, your goals, dreams, and aspirations blossom more when you are be a blessing to others’ lives. It’s easy to keep your hand open, waiting for the next best thing to come your way. It takes a stand up, selfless person to see the need someone else may have and actually put your hand in their life. This idea is easier said than done, but as I get older, become more cognitive of this truth, and actually act on it, I see the impact in others’ lives and mine. You can call it karma, the golden rule, a blessing, or whatever, but it’s just the fact in why we exist.

If you’re a great listener, then listen to them. If you’re an insightful person, share words of wisdom. If you’re a great cook and they need food, cook for them. If you have a few extra dollars and its money they need, share those dollars. If you’re an awesome comforter, comfort them. It’s the giving of your heart that makes the world revolve more smoothly. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all great times to hold your heart in your hand and reach out to give to others!