The Gift of Service

I recently rediscovered a magazine that I first found about a year ago: Positive Impact Magazine. It’s a terrific magazine, the mission of which is to inspire people and give them tools to make a positive difference in their world.

Jason Mraz live

This month’s issue features a profile on Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and his nonprofit organization. The activities of the Jason Mraz Foundation are based on Jason’s Four Pillars of Service:

  1. Human Equality
  2. Environment Preservation
  3. Arts and Education
  4. Recovery and Assistance

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James M. Barrie

I admire people who give of their time in service to others, no matter how large or small they think their gift may be. No gift of service is too small, I believe. It’s priceless to the one on the receiving end and – if they are mindful – to the one on the giving end, too. One doesn’t have to do something so grand as going out and starting a nonprofit organization, though I certainly wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from doing that either. Sometimes it’s the smallest acts of kindness that can have the greatest impact.

So what about you? Do you have any “Pillars of Service”? Are there areas of life that hold a special place in your heart; any causes that ignite your passion? How does Love find expression through you in service to others?

If you  would like to read this month’s issue of Positive Impact online, go here.

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank 

Consider what you can do to make a difference in someone’s life today.


breathe Peace

Rev. Rebecca

About Rev. Rebecca

After 30 years of trying to avoid God, I finally gave up playing Jonah and answered Love's call to service by becoming an ordained New Thought minister. Since that day in 2007, I've counseled a lot of people, performed some weddings, been a publiic speaker, and done some non-profit board work. Opportunities for service are presenting themselves in new ways for the coming year and I look forward to more of Love unfolding in my life.
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