Service: Doing things for others
Some ideas for practicing:
- This discipline begins at home. It is easier to serve people outside our families, but who we are at home is who we are. Shake up chore time by inviting family members to switch chores. Compassion and gratitude for those who clean bathrooms is only gained by having to clean bathrooms.
- Become a family of detectives: detecting when neighbors need something, like their walks snow shoveled, or their leaves raked. Are there elderly or single folks at your church who need to be invited to dinner or a child’s ball game? Practice noticing when people need something.