Spreading Simple, Silent, Spontaneous Social Service
by Serena Poor
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.
Do you know how many people could use your help today? How about how many people who are feeling lost, alone, and unloved? How many presents do you have stashed in layaway for your family? Are you feeling humdrum and at a stalemate yourself?
When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek < Steve Maraboli
Often when we get to this point, we not only forget about what other’s need, we forget about what is needed in our own lives. We go throughout our days, zombie-like, and occasionally look for inspiration out of our rut. Sometimes we try to force ourselves into some sort of charity work, hoping it will help.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy. < Mahatma Gandhi
We don’t realize that we are making our situation worse. For human beings to connect, there must be love. We must have love to respect one another. We must also have it to respect ourselves.
When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity. < Wayne W. Dyer
To help others and ourselves we must follow the pull of our heartstrings. We must start small. We must ensure we are showing our love through kindness.
Service is a smile. It is an acknowledging wave, a reaching handshake, a friendly wink, and a warm hug. It’s these simple acts that matter most, because the greatest service to a human soul has always been the kindness of recognition. < Richelle E. Goodrich
A shoulder to cry on, a hand holding a door, a small utterance of sympathy for someone in sorrow, these are what is necessary to begin to feel the love for others. You don’t need to give someone money or build them a house to show you care. All that is wanted is effort.
I know most people want others to have good lives, and, when they understand the situation, they will do what they can to steer the world back toward kindness. This is when human beings, I believe, are most admirable. < Daoud Hari
As a matter of fact, we only need our own body to be able to spread a lot of social service. Simple, silent, and spontaneous acts shown several times a day. To as many people as you come into contact with.
Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love. < Thérèse de Lisieux
These minimal motions start a fire in your heart, in your soul, and in your future interactions. Like you are starting your own spark that will shimmer in the night and warm your spirit for eternity. Now you are a light in the darkness for others.
Love is a selfless service to mankind like a showcase done by the twinkling stars in beautiful nightly sky. < Santosh Kalwar
When you see someone in need you will automatically be pulled by this new found spark to help. Your compassion will grab you right up and plop you down at the feet of the needy. Now you have a choice.
Words only reveal half of your heart. Service defines the other half. Character is the combination of the two. < Shannon L. Alder
You can continue on your journey and light the way or you can say to yourself, “I feel better”, and walk away. You could say that you are going to help someone and then never show up. Or you could send them an uneventful, uninspired card full of platitudes. This is where we separate the characters from the clowns.
Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you’ve been assigned. < Mike Murdock
This is what we all must do. Choose. The lit path or the unknown. The many or the few. Where will your heart lie? Will your body follow? Or will you only let your mouth lead? I will lead in word and deed.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only what you are expecting to give — which is everything. What you will receive in return varies. But it really has no connection with what you give. You give because you love and cannot help giving. < Katharine Hepburn