Service is joy
“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” ― Kahlil Gibran
One of the great things about any sort of volunteer work is meeting people who care about other people and the world in general. Working alongside others in a group effort creates a sense of community not found elsewhere. If you find yourself feeling low or blue during the winter months, think about joining in a volunteer effort at your church or through a service organization.
During the cold weather, assistance for homeless people and animals may be in greater demand, and the elderly or people with disabilities often need additional help at home with errands or meals. Children struggling in school may need tutoring, or Sunday School classes may need teachers. Or you may simply know someone personally who could use your help, outside of any formal agency.
As Gibran’s quote implies, the rewards of such efforts may not be apparent until you try it. But in my experience, when I take part in some sort of service activity, I’m always glad that I did. I hope you will be, too!
One year ago today
This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.