31-Day Spiritual Guide – Day 30 – Service

What a fitting topic for today. I can’t help but think that God has a sense of humor. I told my sponsor a few weeks ago after I cut my grass that I had thought about cutting my neighbor’s grass because nobody is living there at the moment. He mentioned something about being of service, and today when I was cutting my grass I remembered that, not knowing that was today’s topic and I cut my neighbor’s grass. It also brought up and interesting scenario with my daughter where she asked my mom what I was doing and my mom told her that I was just being a good neighbor. Now I am not telling this for a pat on the back, far from it because that stuff isn’t good for my ego. But it got me thinking while I finished up the grass about the message that sent to my daughter. I wondered what she thought about what she saw there. She saw her dad doing something he didn’t have to do for someone else. My best guess is she probably didn’t think twice about it because she is only 3 and has the attention span of a goldfish. However, she does tend to file things away and remember them later on so I hope that her takeaway is something positive. That we should be of service because it is the right thing to do. To tell the truth, my motives were partially selfish. I didn’t want to just cut my grass again and leave a six inch barrier between my yard and my neighbor’s yard and that was the primary reason I cut it but it also helped me to realize that it’s not that much extra work for me to cut it and as long as I am right there at it I might as well just to keep the yards even at all times. I also remembered one very valuable bit of information, being of service is very good for me spiritually. I always feel better after I do something like that. I don’t really know how to explain it other than an overflow of serenity. Anyway, that’s my take for the day. Be of service! Tune in tomorrow for the final chapter of the spiritual journey and have a great weekend!

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