Each day, I have many opportunities to interact with others. Sometimes, they need help from me and I look for ways to be helpful to them every chance I get.
Being of service to others is much broader than just helping the proverbial little old lady to cross the street.
My helpfulness can include offering a listening ear when a friend needs to talk, spontaneously taking my partner’s turn at doing the dishes, or letting an acquaintance know that I am there for them if they ever need someone.
Sometimes, people clearly ask for what they need. A child may request help tying their shoes. Friends may ask me to lend a hand with tasks that they cannot complete themselves. So I acquiesce to their request whenever I can.
At other times, those I care about may not know what they need or even that I can help them. In those cases, I ask questions or offer assistance until I or they can figure out what would be helpful to them.
These situations can arise in many venues: at home, in my career, and out in the world. Because I know that opportunities to be of service can happen in any place, at any time, I regularly take a few moments to contemplate how I can be of service. That way, I am always prepared to do my best.
Today, I look for ways to be of service to other people. I am confident in my ability to know what is needed and provide it. Each day, I renew my commitment to be helpful to others at every possible opportunity.
1. In what ways can I be of service to my partner, spouse, or closest friend today?
2. How do I feel when I have been able to really help another person?
3. In what ways has someone been helpful to me recently?