Monday, January 17, 2011

If Life Had A Handbook, Con't.

Last week, I shared some tips for improving our physical health and our mental health, by making some minor changes in the things that we do every day.

Today, I want to focus on an important facet of staying healthy when it comes to our relationships and serving others.

Sometimes we think we have to provide a meal for a sick neighbor, or serve on a committee at church, to really feel as if we are "serving".

We tend to internally categorize our service into how well, or how often, we are meeting the needs of others, and whether or not other people would agree with our opinions of our servanthood.

God does call us to serve others, however, there are service-oriented tasks that are so important to our every day emotional health, but that we often overlook inadvertently because we get hung up on our own definitions of service.

So today, I want to plant a few ideas in your hearts about some good "adjustments" to make in 2011, when it comes to relationships with others, and cultivating a true servants heart.

Sometimes it is the little things that we do, that can have the most impact.

1. Call your family often.
2. Each day give something good to others.
3. Forgive everyone for everything.
4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
7. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Moral of today's tips: Love your neighbor as yourself. Sounds easy enough huh?

Let's give it a try.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love these tips Tracie. I'm going to copy and paste them on my Palm pilot so I can refer to them every day for the next 30+ days!
Blessings! ~ Caroline