Awoke excited at the prospect of carrying out my volunteering role. It got me thinking about acts of service and giving back. You see I am at the stage of my journey where the focal point is not to make millions, not to have the latest this that or the other. Indeed I am familiar with a frugal life, perhaps I have become so accustomed to it that I desire not to change, but materialism doesn’t really interest me too much, one thing I have learnt to do is become resourceful and creative, this is a good thing as there is much to teach us in becoming so.
Yes I would like to be comfortable so that I can have the free will of choice to do what I really want to do, but for now I feel happy in my NOW. I find it gratifying, satisfying to be of service in my volunteer role, giving emotional support, just being there, providing practical and emotional support.
It also got me thinking about how much the power of support is important, how important these simple things can be and how these can be and feel so powerful:-
- A smile
- A Compliment
- A hug
- A kiss
- Listening without comment
- Just being there
- Practical support
- Displays of affection
- Word of appreciation
- Words to uplift
- A phone Call
- A Letter
- A Card
- A Gift
How many of us can say that these things really make a difference?. We are human after-all aren’t we?, we desire that human interaction, even if we are the kind of person who values their time on their own, I do, but I also love the interaction with others at times, and then other times I need to go in a quiet reflective space, I am sure you get these moments too? .
Never underestimate the power of an Act of Service, the power of just being there at a time of need, even if one does not give advice, sometimes just doing any of the above can feel and be so powerful. I don’t get paid for it but because it is a role that ties in with justice and fairness and it is a role that I have carried out before, I love it with a passion I look forward to it, I come out feeling satisfied that I have achieved something on the days that I carry out this role.
So when you may have a moment where you are called to be an act of service, don’t underestimate the power of this simple act for it can be so powerful that it might just make a difference to someones day, experience, mood, overall well-being.
The power of a human touch speaks volumes.
What human touch have you given today? where can you make a difference? where can you be an act of service?
With love and light, Susan, Seeds of Spirit xx