“Service is an opportunity that everybody has to contribute to the world. It's like breathing in and breathing out. Although we need to breathe in, it's equally important to breathe out. It's important to receive and it's important to give, and to give of ourselves in the way that actually serves who or what is being served. Well, how do we do that?
I've found often that there are people that conclude they don't know what to do. They think, "Well, I'd like to serve. I'd like to help, but I don't know where to go. I don't know what to do."
My question to them is, "What are you doing about that? Are you looking for ways to serve?"
The simplest approach may be asking, "How can I help?"
When we're not giving, a kind of vacuum starts developing within us. It's an emptiness, a sense of being unfulfilled and incomplete. We're not satisfying that aspect of our human condition that needs to find ways to contribute and care for one another.
We all have a responsibility to contribute because this is not a world that's set up to just come in here, take, and leave.”
From John Morton: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-morton/service-another-way-to-lo_b_163830.html