*This is part of the A to Z challenge for April.
Service, by my own personal definition, is helping others in any way.
It does not have to be doing some spectacular feat of strength, intelligence and/or perseverance. You don’t have to come up with a cure for anything. You don’t have to raise money for anything. You don’t even have to commit to helping a local school, food pantry or any other noble institution.
Service is helping others when a need arises. If someone drops something and you pick it up for them, that is service. If you hold open a door for someone, that is service. When you carry something for someone else, that is service. Yes, these are very basic things, but you can make them more complicated for yourself. The idea is to help other people and thus, serve others.
When you help other people you are rewarded, not by them giving you heaps of money (though I’m sure none of us would turn down heaps of money), but by the good feeling you get. You influence others by your kindness. You inspire others to be kind. You change the world.
Do you believe?