So how was Thanksgiving Day for you?
Whatever you did and whoever you shared the day with, I bet you experienced some moments of gratitude for what you have and the people in your life.
But what about the people sitting around the global table? What can you do from now on to contribute to them?
This is the fifth in my series of five special posts for thanksgiving week – and this article is all about serving others.
We all have deep within us this calling and a capacity to help others, to make a difference in some way and to make ourselves count.
I always had this urge even when as a child but the urge got submerged as I got on to the treadmill of life. But in recent years, I have got involved with Nirvana School and other charities, directly and indirectly.
Also, through my work and my writing I would like to feel that I am doing my bit for the world.
However, service is not just about doing charity work, or even “looking good”. It is about creating something sustainable and leaving a legacy for those to follow.
Service is about empowering people and giving them their dignity.
So what’s stopping you from doing even more for the world? Are you fearful of changing the world?
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
The beauty of being of service is that anyone can serve. You just need the willingness and the desire to make a difference. You don’t need much to get started. Just ask Dr Martin Luther King:-
“Everyone 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” – Dr Martin Luther King
I am not sure who said this but I remember these poignant words – if you serve wholeheartedly, you are bound to succeed as there is so little competition.
It is not even about “succeeding” – it is about doing what you can to make a difference to others.
At the same time, there may be little competition right now, but I really believe that this is changing rapidly.
I am meeting more and more people who want to serve and make a difference. You only have to check out my last post and read about all the amazing bloggers committed to making a positive change in the world.
There is definitely a change in the air and a major shift happening in the world, as we all wake up to the realization that we are all one, and serving each other is the least we can do for humanity.
So ask yourself:-
How can I begin TODAY to serve others wholeheartedly?
What ONE thing, small or big, can I do today that will make someone’s life easier?
What can I do EVERY day from now onwards to serve others?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
Thank you everyone who has read and commented on these series of 5 thanksgiving articles. I hope you got a lot out of these posts.
Please also check out the other 4 articles:-
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