“How Can I Be Of Service?”
This blog is taking a very different turn than I originally intended today, and it comes straight from my heart…
It feels a bit strange for me to write to you today to talk about your health and wellbeing. There is so much going on in and around the world that it seems somewhat trite. I see the devastation on the news from the events in Charlottesville, Hurricane Harvey and in Southeast Asia, and the emotions feel overwhelming.
I sit in my house, safe from the despair and destruction, and sure, I could turn a blind eye and not even look at the images or the news. We all know though, that doesn’t make them go away. Be it hatred, bullying, or the destructive nature of a natural disaster, turning away does not make it go away.
So instead, I turn towards it, and ask myself, “How can I be of service?” That is a big question with many, many answers. There are a multitude of ways to be of service, and service comes in a variety of forms: be it a donation of money, clothing, personal items, and/or your time; or it could mean reaching out to a friend and being a good listener in their time of need. It comes in so many ways and it doesn’t have to be directly tied to any cause, disaster, occurrence, etc.
I am not here to tell you what you should do or how you should be of service. It is personal, and there are no “should’s” because when you do something out of the goodness of your heart, it is not because you should, but because you want to do it…whatever that may be.
My only call to action would be to look inward to go outward, and to not look away. Saying nothing, doing nothing, standing in indifference is also a choice, and silence says more than anything. Since so much of the work I do comes from within, it is important to recognize your emotions, be curious about them, and then do something…anything.
I invite you to reach out to me if you want to chat. I am here for you. I don’t write this for me. I am here to be of service.
Cheers to you, your heart and your health!!