From The Virtues Project Educator’s Guide
WHAT IS SERVICE?
Service is giving to others and wanting to make a difference in their lives. It is looking for ways to be helpful instead of waiting to be asked. The needs of others are as important to you as your own. When you work with a spirit of service, you give any job your best effort. You make a real contribution. People who want to be of service can change the world.
WHY PRACTICE SERVICE?
Without service, no one would be there to help when someone needed help unless they were going to be paid or had some selfish motive. With an attitude of service, we do our work with heart. People feel our compassion. When we are being of service, we accomplish everything that has to be done without anyone having to ask. We give our best.
HOW DO YOU PRACTICE SERVICE?
When you want to be of service, watch to see what help people need. Then do something to help. Look for little ways to make life easier or happier for them. When you do work, do it in a spirit of service, giving it your very best. You can serve the earth by not wasting things, re-using and recycling. There are lots of wonderful things you can do to make a difference in the world.