Week Two of Finding Joy

So did you do it? Did you take on the challenge to serve globally? Did you light the world by giving to others? What was it like? How did it feel?

Perhaps you forgot. Perhaps you were busy.

That’s okay!

There is no deadline! You can still serve and reap the benefits. Wayne W. Dyer, an internationally known speaker and author, said, “When you are able to shift your inner awareness to how you can serve others, and when you make this the central focus of your life, you will then be in a position to know true miracles in your progress toward prosperity.”

Sounds pretty great to me.

During this season, where schedules are full and we are constantly doing, our bodies, minds, and spirits need to reground and find strength. If we don’t, we can go from day to day suffering in anxieties, frustrations, worries, sadness, and other uncomfortable feelings. And if we don’t work through those emotions, we can feel sabotaged in all our efforts to celebrate the holiday.

PROBLEM: Our emotions can seem as frenzied as our schedules during this time of year!

One way that we can reground and gain strength is by serving. Serving brings joy and healing!

Gordon B. Hinckley, past president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said, “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”

So what miracles and benefits did you receive from serving globally? What blessings did you receive from giving any kind of service this past week?

Ready to do more?

Week two of #LightTheWorld is about serving locally and in the community.

What can you do? What needs do you see? Donate items to a food bank, visit a nursing home, give blood at a blood bank, invite a widow or widower over for dinner, write a letter of gratitude to someone in your area, etc. Great ideas here!

SOLUTION: Serve others!

Know someone who needs a miracle or two? Share this with them. Encourage them to serve. Better yet, serve together!

Take on the challenge! Go out of your way and serve. Look for opportunities. Lift someone else’s burden. And feel your own lifted as well.

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