I believe in Service. Service is necessary because it shows others that I care about them. Also shows that I care more about others than I do about myself. This is important because after I serve them I feel better and so do the people I serve.
There have been so many times that I have changed my mindset towards service because it has made me feel so much better. Sometimes I just don’t want to serve anyone. I just want to sit down and just relax and watch TV. Then, when I serve I can see how happy they are after I’ve helped them with what I did for them. I feel like I should have went to serve others when I stay home and watch TV. Now I serve others because I think it’s fun and it makes me happy. When someone serves, I feel like in order to enjoy it someone has to make it fun. If someone is in a mood where he/she thinks its stupid then he/she will make it stupid. If someone thinks that serving others brings then joy and then someone makes it enjoyable then it will end up being the way someone thought it would be.
For my church group we would go around and do service around our building. We would clean it up and make it look nice. We would put mulch down, and pull weeds and trim bushes. At first when I got there I didn’t want to be there. I was just there because my parents would make me come to the activity. After I was there for a little bit I wanted to be there. I felt so happy while I was there. Knowing that I helped out these older people makes me feel better about myself.
A time that I have served in order to help someone else was in my church group we would serve members of our church that needed help. We would go over to people’s houses and clean their yards and make their houses look nice and clean. I see the look on their faces. I can see the joy that they have because of what I have done for them. They are so appreciative of what I did because it would have taken them a long time in order to do what I did for them. It took me and the church group about an hour.
Serving others has changed my life so much because when I serve, now all I think about is, “what I can do to make their lives easier.” When I serve the people are so thankful and they love me for all the work that I did.
It’s interesting how at first I didn’t like to do service. The longer that I am there and the more work that I do. The better I feel.