Someone might pose the question: Who cares if you care? To which I would answer: The person who is cared for, most of all. Caring can be defined as showing kindness to others, especially those who are unable to care for themselves. So today let’s explore some of the impact that our caring can have on others.
When someone is cared for, this increases their self-worth, as they realize that they are valued by another human being. This is especially critical for persons who may have been badly treated in the past.
According to Leo Buscaglia, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Wow – think about that for a moment – you are so powerful, that your act of caring can turn someone’s life around for the better.
As it turns out, it’s not just the person being cared for who benefits from our caring. The good news for us is that we get rewarded when we give to others. Not only does the act of giving or caring make us feel good inside, it also lowers our stress levels, and helps us take our eyes off our own problems for a while as we focus on someone else.
Also to be considered, is the law of cause and effect. Today we may be caring for someone in need; and tomorrow we may be in need of someone to care for us. What goes around comes around and you reap what you sow, so why not sow some good seeds or deeds, so that like a boomerang the good will come back to us?
In conclusion who cares if you care? The fact is that it matters both to you and the person being cared for. Caring for others not only helps them, but that “feel good” feeling that you get, and that cause and effect boomerang thing, gives you “a touch of happy.” Talk about a win-win situation!
Why not share with us the different ways you care for family, friends and strangers?