Give a Helping Hand to Those in Need
When you hear that a friend or family member is ill, take the time to give them a helping hand. There are a variety of things that you can do to help them recover and make the time that they are ill go by quicker. Of course, their particular circumstances and needs may determine what things you can do. However, if you make yourself available to fill a need, you will feel great about what you have done. And the person who is benefiting from the help will likely be able to recover in a much more comfortable and happy way.
One great thing that you can do is bring a present to the individual. Something like flowers, a card, or balloons can cheer up a person who is sick. If they are in the hospital or even if they are at home recovering, you can purchase a practical item that will make them more comfortable. For example, you could buy them a comfortable robe, mopas socks, slippers, or other items of clothing that they can wear and feel comfortable in. Or you could bring them books to read, small puzzles to do, or other small activities that can keep their mind busy while they are recovering.
Another great idea is to do practical things for the person. Could you clean their home? Could you make them a meal? Could you run some errands? Could you help to take care of their pets? Think about the things that the person needs done and see if you can help in some way. The person will appreciate the practical help that you given, and you will feel very satisfied knowing that you helped the person.
Think about what you would need if you were sick. Think about how you would like to be treated or what you would like to have done for you to help you get well. Maybe you can put into practice some of those things. Maybe you do not like having a dirty house and you would appreciate someone helping to clean. Or maybe you would like someone to provide you with some entertainment, perhaps watching a movie with you or reading a book. As you think of these things, you can see if there is a need to fill for someone who you know who is sick and needs help.