Our ‘Seven Views of Seven Weeks’ study just finished “Winnie the Pooh” week, so this image seemed appropriate. 🙂
‘Hod’ is related to ‘hoda’ah’ which is ‘thanks.’ Here we see one of the principles of this Sefirah, being ‘contemplation and reaction.’ We consider what others are doing for us and are thankful.
Taking this further, we tend to think in terms of someone ‘blessing us’ with an act of kindness they perform, but the giver is blessed from the mitzvah they did. If someone wants to help out and they are able to – by all means, let them!