Friday, October 22, 2010

SERVICE - Give Your Time and Talent to Benefit Others

With all the demands in your own life, you may wonder how to squeeze in time to volunteer. But getting involved in a worthy cause can bring rewards that last beyond your lifetime.

How can you be of service to others on a daily basis?

“One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” - Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher

"Give back and be a positive influence on others. That's all you can do; take what you've been given and spread it around." - Denzel Washington, American actor

"From what we get in life, we make a living. From what we give, we make a life." - Arthur Ashe, American professional tennis player

“The ultimate aim of the hero’s quest must be neither release nor ecstasy for oneself, but the wisdom and power to serve others.” - Joseph Campbell, American anthropologist


  1. Thank you for this post. It brought to mind a fan letter I wrote to Dame Myra Hess, the great British pianist whose work was a service to her nation and to humanity. I told her that her music brought us closer to God. She wrote back (this astounded me since my praise was a "drop" in the ocean of praise she had experienced from royalty and the world at large) - She said "You must never think that praise such as yours is not wanted, or needed." Those words from 1957 still ring clear in my mind, and I remind myself never to allow sincere praise to be muted by any circumstance...
    Thanks for your clear, calm voice - Wayne

  2. Wayne, What you've shared from Dame Myra Hess and the lesson you took away is a priceless gift in itself. Thank you for sharing this profound truth. No matter what level of success a person has achieved, each of us has a deep need to be acknowledged and appreciated. Thank you so much for your important contribution to this post.


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