No one would remember the good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions. He had money as well – Margaret Thatcher
This is the second time I’ve used a Margaret Thatcher (R.I.P) quote and again I realise I have to disagree with it to a point. See Twice the Battle. They say that any publicity is good publicity or that the only thing worse than people saying bad stuff about you is people not taking about you at all. At least she’s still being remembered and perhaps so will we bloggers be remembered in some way.
Anyway Margaret she raises a point. Intentions are everywhere, in every good person. My creative intentions would fill a football stadium as a million ideas come at me daily. My good intentions are numerous. What we do with those intentions and the means we have to fulfil them is another thing. Actually I would also like to discuss what it means to ‘have the means’ to do something also, as small miracles can arise when we set off on a journey to help us with that. But I don’t have time before work this morning and I once wrote about on Weaving Thread last September.
Anyway I digress. What I would really like to dispute is that you can’t be a good Samaritan without money. Good deeds are everywhere, using all sorts of vehicles! Thanks to the internet, we all have the means to be a good Samaritan – to take time to like a post, or leave a comment, using your precious time. To quote April Starr on The Flourishing Abode blog, “Comments are like candy to a blogger”.
A hug is a great free gift, and so is someone accepting one from you.
A helping hand literally or figuratively is pretty cool.
Chocolate to a woman is probably the best bang for your buck if you have any money at all.
Giving your time is priceless as I once posted about here on Gift of Time.
And finally, thanks to the 72 (?) or so muscles in the face there is a way you can give and give all day long.