The happiest people I know are those who serve

Each of us has the opportunity to touch someone every single day. To really see people. To add meaning. To care. I’m not sure we do it often enough. You might not be able to change the outcome, but you can change how people feel in a heartbeat. How you act tells us who you are.

Bernadette Jiwa, The Fortune Cookie Principle

The happiest people I know are those who serve. Who put others before themselves. Who see their mission in life, not as a quest of endless self-aggrandizement, but as a journey of service to those they meet along the way.

There is something different about living life through the lens of service. Those I know who live lives of service have a lightness – a joy – alive within them. It is there even when the service they perform is arduous. The struggle does not...

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