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Does Serving Others Improve Your Life?

Does Serving Others Improve Your Life?

Ben Smith attests to the joy serving others can bring to your life.

“The greatest among you, shall be your servant.” This has been one of the verses I have lived my life on and want to pass on to you. If you believe that you are created in God’s image, and every other human is too, that will translate in every facet of your life.

My son asks me, “Why do you do things for others?” I say to him, “Son, I am serving another of God’s image bearers.” I show him that service is an important part of life by exemplifying in my life. Our words can never speak more loudly than our actions.

The amazing thing about serving others and giving is that it positively affects the giver. You can’t give to others without also reaping benefits yourself. When you see yourself as a servant leader, you will never lack for an audience to help. Always remember that wherever you are in life, there is always someone you can help in some way. When you look for ways to help others, you’ll find that you are constantly blessed with things.

Encourage others, stop to hear what people are saying to you, put yourself in the other person’s shoes, think before you speak, and above all, put on love as the supreme ethic whenever you interact with others.

Being truthful while being obnoxious is repulsive. Being truthful while being loving is so attractive. My parents instilled in me a truth that says “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” I want to pass that truth on to others and encourage more people to make kindness a way of being every day….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Ben is the founder and CEO of FunNight.us, a site that helps members save money and donate to charity!

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11:35PM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

When I look at where I have lived in Canada it has often crossed my mind that all the communities would come to a halt if there were not all the hundreds upon hundreds working as volunteers...... It's very admirable.

6:40AM PDT on Sep 28, 2013

yes

5:59AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Is there any better way to live life...especially animals! Thanks

12:27PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Giving without expecting anything in return is truly fulfilling.

11:48AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

You'll never find happiness in life if all you ever do is take from it

5:38PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

To give in love aid to another, freely and without condition, just because it's the right thing to do, has its own unexpected reward ... growth as a humane being.

We all want and respond to love, but are often afraid to make the first move ... be unafraid. The help you give today may well be returned to you in a time of your own need, circumstances are ever-changing.

12:37PM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

But always take care of yourself first!

7:09AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013

Religion or not, we are on this planet as a tourist and temporary so we should be grateful when we can help others. It's the most fundamental philosophy while we live and learn by acting out. I always feel joyful when I can help others, even just to tell a joke to make people feel better. Some people said that they don't have enough for themselves. There are ways of helping other than donating material or money: say something nice, a pat on the shoulder, open the door, even just a smile can influence others toward kindness.

10:38AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

I always feel good after helping someone out.

7:55AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

service to others is a way to be worthy of being human.

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