‘Some people are like a wheelbarrow. They go no further than they are pushed.’ ~Author Unknown
Only we can honestly answer whether we fall into this category or not. Do we just do the bare essentials or are we willing to do the extra bit. There are endless examples of people who really do the extra bit each day and often go unnoticed such as carers in our community. They look after the housebound, an older parent, someone with special needs or maybe look after someone who is sick. Noone can ever repay them for the effort, time, love and energy that they give each day. Many don’t even have time to care for themselves and this is such a pity and shame. The gospels encourage us to reach out each day and do what we can according to our ability. This does not mean that we should be pushed to levels that are uncomfortable or outside what we can do. But we are encouraged to push further than what’s needed. It’s the extra little bit which can make an extraordinary difference to somebody else. Is there anyone in my life who could do with a small break this weekend? Can I offer my help and time? It could make the world of a difference.