A helping hand or encouraging word


You are good, you did good, you are going to be okay and everything will be all right. Words we all have longed to hear at one point or another in life. We need encouragement from others and we always need assurance that everything will be all right. We should always be messengers of hope, encouragement and builders of self-esteem. We are all in this life together and each of us has both strengths and weaknesses. We all need a helping hand or encouraging word or two from time to time to help us keep the faith and so we can carry on.  We need to walk through life being compassionate towards one another, we should help carry the load of our brothers and sisters. Smile at one another, speak good words about and to each other and help each other with the burdens of life.

We need to put our selfish side of our nature aside and embrace the side of love and fellowship. We can love one another without condition and we can easily learn to be as one big family on earth. Religion, political views, nationality, race, sex or any other differences we have can easily be put aside for the good of humanity as a whole. We are all humans after all, we all share a distant but common ancestry. We all are in this together and we should be wise enough to be at peace and be compassionate with one another. There is plenty of food and wealth to go around if we learn to be as one big family. What good is wealth or abundance of food if you are not sharing those blessings with others? What good is love if it is conditional or only shared with a select few?

We are capable of such greatness but unfortunately we seem to limit our own abilities. Sad but true but I still hold hope for humanity to one day grow enough spiritually  / emotionally to become the great species we are capable of being. If we are every to grow into such a species we have to start with being compassionate with each other and with our own selves. We still have a long way to go before we become the great species of humanity.

Be compassionate, smile at one another, love one another as brothers and sisters and be charitable and generous with all.

Ray Barbier

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About Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.
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6 Responses to A helping hand or encouraging word

  1. sharonunleashed says:

    It is in the failures of my life that the true encourages surfaced. They did not kick me in the head when I was down. They provided the refreshing words of belief in me and never gave up on who I could become. The quiet and penetrating life of an ecourager brings an echo that reverberates from person to person that they encounter. Fortunate is the the person who encounters the encourage and equally fortunate is the encourager, if not more so, because they stand in the gap for those who cannot do it for themselves!


  2. I believe this is a difficult lesson to learn and to practice. While it appears easy to put your ego aside to help someone else, the ego will fight this almost every time, especially if in a work or other competitive situation where being ‘right’ is considered important.

    However, I have never forgotten the people in my life who have given me the great gift of encouragement and bolstered my confidence when I felt unsure or was ready to give up. Those reflections help me put my monster ego aside and think about the greater good and about others before myself.

    We are all connected, regardless of what we believe or want to think. The people we find despicable and pathetic are still human, just like we are. Be happy that your path provides you insight into your flaws so that you can always strive to be better, and provide encouragement and forgiveness for those who unable to. This all can be done without being a fool, a doormat or overly naive. Self-love is important too, but not to the level where it isolates you from your connection with humanity


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