Even though it is hard on me physically do this work, I do it because it matters. I do it because it reminds me how fortunate I am to have what I have in my life. And it reminds me that I can contribute to the world in a meaningful way. When I think of being of service, I think of the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi (see below). It is true for me that when we give we receive. What is that for me well it is a sense that I know I am helping others and I am not centered on myself.
Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, Grant that we may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
How can you contribute? What are you doing to give back? Even though it requires effort for us to keep moving and it might feel overwhelming to find ways to give back to those less fortunate, it puts us in a place of giving to others. We might be feeling that we don’t have that much, that our lot in life isn’t that great, but let’s take the high road. Let’s lift our heads a little higher and look around a little more. Who can you help today? Your presence matters, whether or not you have a lot of pep in your step today. Love yourself by loving others. And when you’ve done that, post what you decided to do in the comments below. Let’s show ourselves what we can accomplish in the world by telling each other about it. What have you decided?
Keep moving, keep LIVING!
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