The Virtues Project™ Reflection Cards
Here are just a few of the many ways one can incorporate service into their everyday lives:
Service begins in the home.
Calling on our thoughtfulness and compassion, we can discern ways to be helpful to our friends and family. One of the greatest acts of service we can offer another person is simply the gift of our time and attention. Often we only need someone to listen, without judgment and without trying to fix the problem. Listening deeply and compassionately to another honors both their spirit and ours.
Spreading to the community.
Opportunities for Service in our community are abundant. There are many organizations that offer ways for us to make a difference, large of small. Points of Light is an organization that connects people to causes in their neighborhood. Simply select your cause and enter your zip code and up comes a list of volunteer opportunities!
Balance is key.
It’s important to balance Service with Moderation and Discernment. We can give so much that there is nothing left for ourselves. Take time to honor your own spirit and body, so that you don’t leave yourself feeling drained. Sometimes we are the ones in need of help and having the humility to allow others to be of service to us blesses both parties.
Service enriches both the giver and receiver. Even the smallest act of service can make an important impact. What will you do today to be of service?
“I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
~ Edward Everett Hale