Today’s daily coaching share is about the power of community.
What do you have to offer that can help someone in your community? Get out there and join in to be a part of your community if you are not already.
Recently I went on a quest to find a church that provided a small church environment to best suit my child’s needs. It was hard to leave the friends I had grown to know so well and I found myself having to work to create new ones.
Some of the things that helped me were being able to say hi to people and tell them I am new. I offered to be of service where I could be and always looked for ways to add a smile to someone’s day.
It didn’t take too long for my son to comment that it didn’t feel new anymore. ‘Today, our Pastor talked about the value of being a part of a community. Dr. Caroline Leaf also talks about the value of community and quoting her book, Think, Learn, Succeed, she tells us that research shows, “when we reach out to others in a supportive way, we increase our own healing by a factor of 63 percent. p92
When I had a heart attack, I was in the hospital for 5 days and it felt like an eternity. A life coach reached out to me and offered me coaching. She required me to give an hour for each hour I received.
Since I had driven a bus for nearly a decade and has my license suspended from having a heart attack, I struggled to find something I was qualified for. I ended up visiting people in the hospital and ended up doing it for three years. I had not known that giving was such a healing benefit, yet I enjoyed it so much that I vowed to give for the rest of my life.