Practicing a spirit of service invokes gratitude and empathy. It perpetuates kindness. Volunteering your time and skills pushes you outside yourself and plunges you into your community.
Carrying a heart of service simultaneously and subconsciously acknowledges you have enough in your own life and have the capacity to contribute.
Service brings gratitude to the forefront of our thoughts. It inspires greatness. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve”.
Being of service doesn’t always mean volunteering at the food bank or the local nonprofit. More often than not, it’s the small acts that make the lives of others a little bit easier – cooking dinner for your neighbors, helping your colleague look for their lost eyeglasses, or calling a friend who’s been struggling are all great examples in today’s world.
Acts of service make a huge impact. Not only are you connecting in a meaningful way with those around you, your own happiness increases. Engaging in activities that align with your core values and beliefs encourages joy, stability, and community.
Today’s Peace of Wisdom can be found in sharing a “spirit of service”, wherever you go.