Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Look for the Helpers"

I loved this quote I saw on Facebook the other day:

I've always been horrified by things I see on the news, and am one of those people who ends up being afraid of everything!

I hear the stories about the people who help, not just in big tragedies but in ones that only affect a small group of people - spreading the word, raising money, rushing into help, diving into fires, lifting cars, to help people they don't know from a bar of soap - and I've never thought to take the comfort I should be in that!  There are so many helpers!  I think that pretty much everyone I know would rush in and help!  How wonderful is that!!  I think I need to try and focus more on that.  People are wonderful.  Thinking this reminds me of a quote from Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign):

"I see so many good people everywhere - and there's so much of good in them.  And the world is good.  Wonderful things are happening in this world.  This is the greatest age in the history of the earth. ... 
We have every reason to be optimistic in this world.  Tragedy is around, yes.  Problems everywhere, yes. ... You can't, you don't, build out of pessimism or cynicism.  You look with optimism, work with faith, and things happen ."

So that's what I'm trying to focus on - the 'good people everywhere'.

Brisbane flood volunteers, Feb 2011

Firefighters, September 11 2001

Boston Marathon Bombings, 2013

If my baby wasn't sick and crying I'm sure I could find hundreds more examples!! But I need to go :)

"Look for the helpers"!


  1. Aww, I love this! Thanks Abby :)

    xo Tammy

  2. I hope one day the world would be filled with only helpers! (a gal can fantasize, can't she?)

  3. This is great I love this!! It's so true. It's horrible that these terrible things happen, but we take for granted the people who help, even in the small instances.
    This is a fabulous reminder and thought, thanks Abs :) xo

  4. A wonderful quote and a lovely post. Let's all agree to be helpers from now on.

  5. Yeah, its people like this who renew my faith in the human race. Always so quick to point out all of the not so nice people in the world I love it when the press actually mention these helpers, these good Samaritans.

  6. Thank you Abs! Love the quote from Gordon B. Hinckley :)