Truth In Service

It is not a secret that helping others makes us feel better about ourselves and our lives.  It frees us from our self-centered problems and feelings for a little while and gives us a sense of purpose and fulfillment.  A problem arises, however, when we help others in a way that compromises our values, violates…

From Struggling To Service

It is very difficult to make a case against the fact that a fulfilling, meaningful life must include some amount, perhaps a large amount, of service to others.  There is simply too much evidence to deny that helping those in need, regardless of degree, helps us as well.   Helping others makes us happier, less self-centered,…

What We Value

Other people will not always care about how we choose to direct our efforts.  They will not care about what we value and dedicate ourselves to.  Most likely, they will care more about what is important to them, what benefits them, and what serves to push their agenda, goals, and lives forward.  What we think…

Choosing To Help

Our ability to help others is one of our greatest gifts to give.  As with all gifts, it should be cared for, protected, and not given away thoughtlessly.  We do not have infinite resources.  We only have so much time, energy, and attention to offer others.  We must, therefore, be careful who we choose to…