“Only a life lived for others is worth living.” – Albert Einstein
Hello and welcome to another amazing month of life!
I’m especially excited for this month – because we’ll focus our energy on daily on doing good for others.
Service to others is the only way to live a truly meaningful life.
The Bengali Author and nobel prize winner in literate Rabindranath Tagore was known to have said: “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
And that is the reason why Selfless Service is one of the 12 habits of a Truly Amazing Life:
Losing ourselves in service is the fastest way to lose our sadness and despair and gain joy and happiness.
Certainly we must take care of ourselves and love ourselves – or we lose our ability to live for others and serve others.
But true fulfillment is only found in the service of our fellow beings.
So are we deliberate in serving selflessly each day?
Or are we stumbling through life, seeking fulfillment, and wondering why it’s not quick in coming?
There’s a very short answer to the meaning and fulfilment in life search:
Start thinking and acting out of service in all you do and the color of your life can transform rather quickly from a shade that is dismally dark to a hopefully hazy and right on up to brilliantly bright.
So this month I invite you to take the 30 day selfless service challenge with me.
Simply put this is the challenge: Each day this month, do one special act of selfless service for someone and write it down in a special section of your journal.
Writing down is important to hold yourself accountable.
It’s also the best way to reflect on your feelings, and brainstorm about future ways to serve.
Certainly you are not limited to just ONE act of service, but at least one planned-out, thought-out act, no matter how small, is the objective each day.
So will you take this challenge with me?
I believe if you commit to it, and focus on selfless service each day this month you will feel happier and more fulfilled.
Perhaps nothing extraordinary will happen in your life…but no matter what – your 30 acts of loving service will make a difference for those they touch.
Most likely though, you will feel a lightness in your heart, a fresh zest and love for life, and a comforting peace come in your mind that is palpable and delicious to the soul.
Fabulous fulfillment is just one gift of selfless service.
In fact, it can be challenging to even give true selfless service, because the benefits of peace and fulfillment are so great that it’s easy to get addicted to service for those reasons alone.
But of course that’s not the reason – it’s just the byproduct of our service.
The reason we serve is love.
Love of life and love of others.
It just so happens that living a giving life of love is the way of joy, happiness, fulfillment, and peace of mind.
Each day this month I’ll be here to remind you of the importance of this habit of service in your life.
I’ll do this through stories, inspired individuals, and through a handful fresh service ideas for you each day.
The purpose of the daily stories and insights is to motivate, inspire, and heal your heart.
From there it is up to you.
Your life is in your own hands.
It will be up to you to open my message, open your heart, slow down, put aside your own will and desires for some time each day – and truly focus on giving love to someone in need.
I’m looking forward to the journey with you this month!
So what’s the next step?
Each day it is simply this:
1 – Be quiet and ask yourself “Who could use some love or service from me? What could I do to bless their life today?” Listen to the promptings in your heart.
2 – Write down your idea and go DO it.
3 – Write down how you feel after you did it.
That’s it! Go ahead now and do something to serve someone! I’ll check in with you tomorrow.
Make Today Amazing!