The Power of Service

By Jentri (Photo Credit: lds.org)

I like doing service for my elderly neighbor.  I help him with various different things. Some of the things I do for him are smaller than others, but he is always very appreciative of what I do– whether it’s something small or something big. I can always tell he is happy for the help.

When I serve people, it not only helps me and makes me happy, but it also helps the person I am serving and also makes them happy. We all have had the opportunity to do service. All it takes is looking around and becoming aware of the needs of others — big or small.

I challenge you to serve somebody today. Whatever it may be, something small or something big. It will impact somebody else’s life and it could inspire them to do better. I know when people around me are serving others, it motivates me to want to brighten somebody’s day through service.

In the video below called Lift, men volunteer to help a woman who has multiple sclerosis. She is unable to put herself into bed. These men willingly give up their time, everyday to help this woman. We too can learn from their examples and “lift” others up. Making an effort to serve others has made a great impact on my life and I am truly grateful.

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This article has 2 comments

  1. Marilyn Barlow Reply

    Thanks for the reminder to give service. I agree that I get the most benefit when I give service to someone else.

  2. Janice Schmidt Reply

    Great counsel on the importance of giving service. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and your experiences, and the video.

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