Monday, November 26, 2012
A LIFE OF SERVICE
For me living a life of service gives meaning to the whole thing.I have read everything I could find on being happy, being free, and living a good life.And don't get me wrong, there are lots of self-help books, tapes, cds etc that can assist one in their search for enlightenment.And even if living a life of service is my "path" I am not saying that is the only path one can choose.But for myself, after all these years of looking a life of service to my fellow human beings is the only thing that works for me.And by living a life of service I dont mean that you must gi ve up anything or suffer in need of anything do live that kind of life.Personally I try to do it by being nice to everyone.By smiling at every "stranger"(is there really a thing as a stranger? I dont think so), by holding a door open, by allowing someone to jump ahead of me in line, to offer a word of encouragement, by calling an old friend, etc. I'm sure you get the picture.It doesn't cost me anything to do those type of things and yes, I do believe that qaulifies as a life of service.Sure, I donate some money to charities even tho I am far from being a wealthy man(in material things I mean).But even if I did not have a dime I can still be of service. And that to me brings real meaning to my life. Maybe you'd like to try that yourself sometime. I sure hope you will that is if you are not already doing that. In closing I would like to share a couple of quotes. The first one is from Mr. Charles Caleb Colton who stated:"He that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so." And from Rabindranath Tagore comes this bit of marvel:"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."I now take flight and leave all of you wonderful people with thoughts of a perfect love, perfect peace, and perfect joy.And as always if you can right now, take a moment and do a little something nice for someone simple becdause you can and you want to! Bless all your hearts!