We live in a selfish world, we all think about ourselves and the things we want most of the time. It is hard to ever think about the needs of others, but when we do it makes us feel really good. So, how can you get motivated to serve others? Try some of the following tips:
1. Do it occasionally. You will love the feelings you have when you serve people, and this will help you to be motivated to do it more often. It can be almost like a high. Have you ever seen someone with a need, even just a small need, and you filled it? Like a single mom at church with two rowdy children, if you offer to help her out, she will be relieved, be able to enjoy the meeting, and you will get the great feeling of satisfaction that comes with knowing you made a difference, you helped, you matter, and you served someone else. It is like the saying practice makes perfect, the more you serve the more motivated you will be to serve. Service feels good, not because others recognize your efforts but because it makes life a little more meaningful. It is nice to be able to help someone have a better day, so start small if service intimidates you. If you see your neighbor's garbage outside their door, take it to the dumpster for them. If you rent a good movie you think a neighbor would enjoy, take it over to them when you are through. There are a lot of little ways to serve that make a difference. Of course you can also do larger service projects like drive a working mom's kids home from school each day, or taking dinner to a family of ten whose father passed away. Try it, it will motivate you to keep doing it.
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