“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ? Martin Luther King, Jr.
Think back to a time when you did something good for someone else. Remember the smile they had on their face, the look of surprise, the sheer happiness in their voice and the gratitude that they exuded? It’s an amazing feeling, right?
With hectic schedules and our own families to take care of, it’s so easy to lose touch with being mindful about service to others (mostly because when we think of being of service to someone/something, we think of having to do it on a large scale). But being of service (or helping one another) doesn’t necessarily have to be volunteer work or devoting tons of our time and energy to organizations. It can be on a very small scale. There are so many little things that we can do for someone else or for our mother earth each and every day that don’t require much time or energy.
So this weekend we challenge you to just that. Start small. Maybe make a conscious effort to pick up a piece of trash, compliment a stranger, pick up the phone and call a friend just to say hi (and don’t rush off the phone – really listen), let someone in front of you in line at the grocery store or coffee shop. All of these little things add up. It is proven that if someone sees you doing something good, it makes them want to turn around and do the same! So go and put some good out in this world (and let us know what you’re doing in the comments section below)!