A life of Service
During a recent drive Karina and I were chatting about how to bring one of our friends out of the ‘funk’ that they have been in recently.
By ‘funk’ I am referring to generally grumpy or unhappy behavior.
This is often observed by the following characteristics:
Poutier than usual resting face
Taking exception or being overly sensitive to comments
Undue complaining, or generally living with a victim mentality
Poor eating, fitness, or sleep routines
Jealousy towards the achievements of others
Basically any of the characteristics that would lower the ‘energy’ of a room.
As our discussion continued we returned to the idea of selfless action (service) vs selfish actions (me, me, me).
Many books and articles have touted the concept of ‘service’ as a means to happiness.
Anecdotally this has proven itself consistently in our lives as well.
How amazing it feels to give kids their first Airplane ride through COPA for Kids
Working long hours to help the family get the crop off the field
Coaching your daughter’s U5 soccer team and watching the kids run and laugh
As if a sign from the universe, within seconds of bringing this concept up we passed the following vehicle.
A sign, perhaps.
A reminder, definitely.
Take some time to look inwards this week and ask ‘how may I serve?’
- other people, a cause, or simply something greater than ourselves.
- Now that's a peak ethos.