I was out for my morning hop, when I came across a lizard in distress. Now I could've just hopped on past, as many others do, but I decided to stop and see whether or not I might be able to offer aid. The lizard, it seems, was having difficulty getting actoss the road. Now I'm not the fastest frog in the world, but I knew I could help him out. So, together, we "hatched" a plan and, working in a safe and timely fashion, we both managed to get across the road despite all the cars that were whizzing by. The lizard was grateful and I felt like a million flies (dollars to you humans). It was a win-win for both of us. When you take time to help others, lots of positive things happen. You feel happier, you immune system is strengthened, you sense of purpose increases...and the people and animals that you help, have their lives enriched in countless ways. I know I write about this pretty often but, I believe, it is a subject that bears repeating. Who or what can you help today? Does the elderly lady next door need help bringing in her groceries, or the disabled vet down the street need his grass cut? Does the local animal shelter or wildlife preserve need a donation of time or supplies? Helping doesn't always have to equate money. Donations of time, or in-kind supplies, are often appreciated more. I'm so glad I stopped to help out the lizard. Besides feeling great, I've made a new friend...and that's a pretty good start to any day!
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