Habit #6 : Serving Others

Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time … We are all God’s children so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs … We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but that ocean would be less without that drop.“- Mother Teresa

Highly spiritual people are always looking for opportunities to serve others. In order to serve, one needs to be attuned to the needs (not merely wants) of others around them. Compassion plays a huge role in this. It’s in our DNA to serve, one have but to look at quotes on service and serving to see that serving is part and parcel of leadership and influence.

Where do we start? How do we cultivate a habit of always wanting to serve? One attribute that helps is a feeling of gratitude. This sense of being gracious and blessed motivates one to seek out another and pass on the blessing. Highly spiritual people are usually more patient, compassionate and generous because they understand and appreciate the blessing that they can be in another’s life.

Don’t believe me, or agree? Let’s start with something basic. Try this website.

Did that help? No? The stats may be a bit outdated, but it’s hasn’t really changed that much because the gap between the rich and the poor has also become bigger.

How about this website? Helps put things into perspective once you start to focus on a scale you can wrap your mind around, doesn’t it?

Here are some links to websites and resources that puts some pretty big ideas, concepts and social justice issues on the map (literally)…

1. The World’s 5 Most Dangerous Countries for Women
2. Seeing the bigger issues in life
. Organized Crime : The World’s Largest Social Network
4. Where Children Sleep
5. Our World 2.0

And here are some links to websites and resources for you to start a movement or two…

1. http://www.3things.org.au
2. http://www.twibbon.com
3. http://www.avaaz.org
4. http://www.dosomething.org
5. http://www.squidoo.org

To end this blog, here’s a little video about Gratitude – wonderfully filmed, but more importantly, it’s the thought that counts! So, be gracious today and bless another!


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