Amazing Kids! Magazine

How Can You Help

By Natalie Brady, Jr. Assistant Editor


The question I hear most is how can I, as an individual – as one, small person in this big, giant world – help others? Help the community? Help the world? I find myself lately sitting in front of my window staring out at the laughing kids playing basketball, drawing with chalk, riding bikes and scooters, wondering how I fit into this world. I wonder what I can do to make a difference; just because I’m one, small person in this big, giant world doesn’t mean I can’t do something to help people, the community, or even the environment or world – right?

The answer is simple: do small things. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but sometimes the simplest, smallest things can make the biggest difference. For instance, be nice to people. Be chivalrous and hold open a door for an elder, be helpful and get something off the top shelf for someone who can’t reach. You can even plant a garden, pick up litter off the street, or volunteer at the fire department and etcetera. By helping others, volunteering, and cleaning up, you are making the world a better place. Even if it’s just a garden, it’s making the world a prettier place, and a more delightful place to live. That’s the answer to how you can help as an individual. Just by doing these simple things, you – as just ONE person – are helping. So what are you waiting for? Get out there are start helping!