Lending a Helping Hand

This evening after work, I spent a few hours with a friend helping him set up a blog (such as this one) for his church. I am not sure who was more surprised at how much there is to do/know in order to install and configure the blog. They say the best way to learn something is to teach it; well, I learned a little more tonight!

Since I have started this blog, I used to do thing very methodical and step by step to make sure that I did things correctly. Think back on when you first learned to drive. The amount of concentration you had to have to  ensure you were doing everything completely correct was probably a lot more intense than you have driving now. I think back to when I was learning how to drive… Hands at 10 & 2 o’clock. Check the rear view mirror. No radio on. Scanning the road every 5 seconds. There was soo much to think about. But now, it is second nature. I get in, and go!

Well, the same happened tonight. I had to think step by step when needed to be done, what settings should be set, and when all was said and done, I think he got a great lesson đŸ™‚ The next step is to follow up and make sure he is comfortable with the new material!

I am grateful that I was able to help out. My initial intention was to simply help him, provide some guidance, and to teach him. In turn, I learned a little bit more than I started, which is a good thing. When you go with the spirit of helping, you will get something back, esp. if you are not expecting anything.

What a pleasant surprise!

Be Well.

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  1. Patricia Ross on August 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    That is great and yes the blessings you get when not expecting anything is the best gift one can have…thank you for helping us…blessings….always..

  2. Paul on August 13, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Hi Patricia – I am awaiting to hear from your friend. That will make 2 requests that night for Blog assistance! Be Well.

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