Day 57 ~ March 28 ~ Service
Swapon Roy, age 16, Bangladesh
Peace Pals International
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
~ Albert Schweitzer
“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“The end of all education should surely be service to others.” ~ Cesar Chavez
What really gives value to anything is its usefulness in serving others. Our life draws its value not from the money we make, or the prizes we win, or the power we wield over others, but from the service we give every day to add a little bit more to the happiness of our family and our community. When you serve, do it without thinking of getting anything in return. Do it as a service to the universe, not reluctantly, but with joy. By doing so, you are a model to others, and add to a culture of nonviolence.
Being useful to others without seeking anything in return is the essence of what is known as seva, or selfless service. Today I make myself happy by doing some form of seva.
Do one thing today to help somebody at home, at school, at work, or in your community.
Action for Teens
Choose one thing you can do to help serve the world. How would you enjoy serving? Make a commitment today to give back to the world in your own unique way. Every little thing makes a difference. Serving others makes you feel good about yourself.
Action for Children
Help your Mom or Dad with a chore that is not yours.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore
“Life's most important question is: What are you doing for others?”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.