I’ve been thinking of the ways I want to present service based information on Sundays when I haven’t secured an interview with a world changing org or individual. My first thought jumped to the little guy in all of us – the person who wants to serve but feels as though they have a lack of time, talent, money, or resources.
I could write a blog negating all of the above “excuses” but instead, I’m going to start a short-series to be sprinkled throughout occasional #ServiceSundays about the way we view service and the ways we unknowingly provide service to those in need.
Today, I just want to talk about you.
I want to talk about what it means to take care of yourself. What it means to be mindful of the way you spend your time and the people you surround yourself with. What is your favorite thing in the world to do? When was the last time you did it? What was your favorite food? When was the last time you ate it? When was the last time you truly felt alive and at peace with yourself?
At first, I wanted to talk about the ways you can serve yourself. Maybe it’s by carving out 30 minutes each morning to read a book in the solitude of your quiet bedroom. Maybe it’s by hosting a movie night once a week with your best friends.
But of course, I wanted to dig deeper…because you can do everything right and still be unhappy. You can schedule your morning meditation and afternoon teas and manage your time and resources and energy and still be fatigued. You can play by the rules and still not feel quite right.
And for those moments, I leave you with these wise words from musician Chris Assaad,
"Close your eyes
the best version of you possible.
That's who you really are.
Let go of any part of you that doesn't believe it."
The little way to serve this week has nothing to do with your actions and everything to do with your mindset. You are the best version of you.
And that is enough.