Although we should be helpful at all times and in all seasons, these days it’s especially important to extend a helping hand to others. I have some ideas that I have received by some of you who are implementing them already in your life. I applaud you!

Make a phone call to family, friends and acquaintances just to see how they are doing. Give priority to the elderly and those who are not well. Remember; a text message is not the same as a call. Sometimes a person just needs someone to talk to. People are scared right now. A friendly voice eases the anxiety a little bit. If you can laugh and get the other person on the line to laugh, you have helped greatly.

Here’s something that I received. I laughed when I saw it; hope you will also.

Not everyone is tech savvy. You can teach a novice how to pay bills or place an online order on the phone. Be patient. Different generations have different talents and specialties. 

You can order a meal for someone and have it delivered to their residence. A simple gesture like this shows that you are thinking of them. If you know a health care giver, recognize the sacrifices. A heartfelt ‘thank you’ goes a long way.

If you have a sewing machine and material, you can make masks for your local hospital.

Open your heart; ideas will flow.

Stay safe!


Didi Ji