Adyasha Parhi - 36

AUG. 11, 2020

Curtain Hug

Helping people is a sign to them to show you care. I am sure everyone has helped someone else at least once - it is a common thing. With this opportunity, I would like to say how I helped a few people on different occasions.
Like many people, I have a sibling. He is younger than me so I help him many times. I help my brother with many things such as helping him with his homework, keeping him entertained when he is bored and ensuring his safety. But sometimes there are significant events where he really needs my help such as when he gets bullied or badly injured and there is no one else around who can help him. Something like this happened at school. At lunch, while I was enjoying my sandwich, my brother came up to me and said that his friends were running away from him. As an older sister, I was alarmed and angry with those who upset my little brother. So, as most people would do, I took my brother's hand and he led me to his friends. I told my brother's friends that this was an impolite thing to be doing and was unkind. As I was a senior in school at the time, my brother's friends did not argue and started to play with my brother.
Another instance when I have helped someone was when I spotted a girl a little younger than me who was injured and crying on the footpath. I approached her cautiously and bent down to ask her what had happened. She told me that she was going on a jog alone but she slipped and grazed her knees and hands and that now she couldn't get up. I straight away knew what to do. I asked her to calm down and not move so I could go and get my parents to assist her. Once I had gotten my parents and some bandages she told my parents what her parent's phone number was. We told the girl's parents where she was, and within five minutes they had come and picked her up.
You can help people whether you know them or not. Usually what I feel is that after you help someone you feel happy and glad about what you have just done. So go and help people in need because it will help you to feel happy too.