Monday, August 12th
Being of service is not a glamorous concept. Who would sign up for a life to serve others?
When I got sober, I had to intention of being of service to others. I was going to learn the tools necessary to change my life, and then go on my merry way.
Little did I know the fulfillment a life of service would bring me.
The Value of Service
Putting aside self-centeredness, I began to notice how I became connected to others when I became of service. When I started seeing the genuine needs of others, it deterred my own sense of entitlement. I didn't get sober alone, but by the sacrifice and investment of those who answered the phone in the middle of the night when I was in crisis, or those who's shoulders I cried on when I needed to let out a good cry.
Serving not only reveals the bond between you and me, but reflects the love of my Higher Power.
Today, am I looking out for others the way I look out for myself?
Today, can I put someone else's needs ahead of my own?