Daily Acts of Service

Day 81


I am part of a whole.

I am connected to all that is.

I  am proud to be entrusted with the care of this planet and all upon it.

I give of myself to the cause of something other than myself.

I strive daily to be of service in some way.

We could easily go about our days and weeks caring little for anything outside our private worlds and our own needs but we are part of a greater whole, a collective, that has been entrusted not only with the responsibility of caring for each other but also the planet.  We fulfill our sacred obligation when we engage in acts of service.  Our contributing might be thru monetary offerings,  the donation of goods, or volunteerism.   We can also be of service in less obvious ways, such as random acts of kindness, spontaneous gestures of help or support,  or by giving the gift of a few moments of our time.  We can forward emails that support good causes or even initiate one.  Small actions can make big differences, like picking up litter when on a walk.  And if we feel there is nothing else we can do, we can take a few minutes to offer prayer and loving thoughts to those in need.  We need to take care not to get so involved in our own striving and surviving that we forget we have a purpose greater than ourselves.

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