Be The Multiplier

Helping is a multiplying force.  It’s a contagious virus that will compel one to infect others with it.  There are no words to describe that sense of self satisfaction from aiding someone whether it’s asked for or unsolicited.   It could be a grandiose gesture or a small deed, but the feeling you get from assisting someone is very rewarding.  And the recipient has an air of deep gratitude; their appreciation is truly genuine because it comes from within. Some may even be inspired to do the same for a family member, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.  They in turn may render assistance for others as well.  That’s the multiplying effect.  It doesn’t take much to help someone, you just need to be willing to take the first step and spread some positivity.  So what are you waiting for, do some good because helping is truly a multiplying force.

A Tribute to Harold

Although my friend has long passed, for some reason I was thinking about him today and wished that my children could’ve met him.  I wrote a poem about him that best describes what he meant to me.

We were young and so new

when we started work at the store,

learning the business fast

was really a chore

We were clumsy, awkward,

and a little bit naive,

but you put your faith in us

and made us believe

In time we grew smart

with each passing day,

you lent us your wisdom

through the stories you say

In you we saw a role model

with all the qualities of the heart,

you were generous, kind, humorous, helpful

to all of us from the start

Though you left us way too early

your traits in us were sown

Let one message come to mind

and let it be known

We wish you the best in Heaven

in whatever you do,

We give you our love

and will surely miss you

So here is our gift,

so special, so true,

It symbolizes our love

to a friend we found in you.