Many people fear the word “service” because it is not merely an action but goes beyond it. It involves compassion, generosity and purposefulness. You cannot effectively be of service to others, if these three actions are not present.
Another factor that complements service is commitment. It is your commitment to service that pushes you to wake up everyday and serve even if you do not feel like doing it. We have to admit, there are days when we would rather stay in bed and rest instead of going out and serving others however, your commitment is your driving force that gives you purpose and a heart to make a difference for others.
On several occasions, I have witnessed genuine service. People from all over the world taking time out to serve the children of Camp Ohana Village. They are total strangers to one another, however they opt to share their time and resources with a singular purpose of serving these underprivileged.
We all have the capacity and capability to be of service. However we need to do two things: make a decision that you want to serve and second, commit to that decision.
“Decide. Commit. Succeed.” — Anonymous