The Power of Helping Others


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Did you ever helped someone without even knowing that person very well or not at all?
But just helping that person because you see help is needed and you feel compassion?
 
It happened to me last week…….
 
I was working in my Café when someone entered the door and immediately I notices something was not right.
Either he was totally influenced by drugs or by alcohol.
It was a bit ironic as he has a body shape like Popeye, so obviously he was doing sports a lot. It didn’t fit with the picture like how I saw him standing there in the door.
He asked me if he was allowed to take a seat at the bar and I said “yes of course, have a seat”.
He said down on a bar chair at the corner of the bar and went over to him to check on him.
 
He looked terrible and had visible been drinking way to much, it was definitely the smell of Vodka…..
I aksed if he was okay and he started talking with me and mentioned he had big problems, private problems concerning his marriage / relationship.
He asked for a beer but I convinced him he already had been drinking way to much, so I offered him a coffee or tea. Tea it was.
Then he asked me if he could talk with me for a bit so in between serving my clients I had short chats with him.
 
I had no idea where he was coming from, sounded like a bit of an russia accent so I asked him where he was living and where he came from.
He obviously lives in the neighborhood and later on I found out he is from the area of Letland.
He later on went home but in the next coming days he returned, in the same condition, to have a talk with me.
Funnily now in my Café my Coaching work was a great benefit ;-).
 
Then one evening, he came in and I had a total shock as he was visibly been beaten up or something.
Big blue eye, bruises all over his face, face swollen, and bruises in his neck, on his arms and legs as well.
He was in a very bad condition this time as he was also sweating all over out of his pores and smelling awful. 
I told him he needed to see a doctor or go to the hospital as I started to get really worried about him now.
He agreed for me to call an ambulance to pick him up for a check up in the hospital.
 
The next day I called the hospital to hear if he was still in there or that they already released him.
He was obviously still there and they were actually happy that I called as he didn’t had any relatives or family here they could get in touch with.
They asked me if i was able to get him some fresh clothes but he needed to stay for at least another day as he could still not stand on his feet in a proper way.
So I went to the hospital, picked up his keys and got back later on with some clothes. He was really grateful for me helping him out so much.
 
The next day he normally got released from the hospital but they didn’t trust to let him be on his own without anybody looking after him.
I told them I could keep an eye on him for a bit, but that he was still depending on his own as he was alone at the moment.
Later on they decided to bring him to a closed hospital with special care as it was a too much of a big risk to let him go.
 
No they decided he has to stay there for at least 40 days, to recover physically and mentally.
He obviously had a alcohol promillage of 4.7 when he got in the hospital that night when I let him take away……they said it could have killed him.
I convinced him that it would be for his own good to be there now for 40 days, even he didn’t want to, to work his way back to pick up his life again.
 
Ironic is that he said not have been drinking any alcohol for the last 5 years and he is actually a boxing teacher at a gym.
But because of the relationship issues he held on to the alcohol.
 
I am very happy that I opened up to help someone I didn’t know in the first place and even more happy that I let him take to the hospital that night…..imagine what could probably have happened when I had not done this all……..
 
Now I am his contact person for the closed hospital and I’m allowed to visit him, which I will do on a regular base of course.
My friend and I will also clean up his apartment so when he comes home again he can make a fresh start and pick up his life again.
 
So you see what Power there is in just Helping someone, anyone, just from out of Compassion ♥ .
 
Namasté,
 
Angelique ღ
 
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