Are you charged up for your spiritual journey? Eager for a vision quest? Willing to stretch yourself and raise the bar?

At times like national Make A Difference Day, it’s inspiring to be caught up in the fiery enthusiasm and ideals that get things done in local communities! Then it’s easy to feel on purpose with your life.

But imagine what you would feel like if you put a day like that in your calendar once a month! There is no shortage of opportunity to serve. There is no limit to the ways to love. This helpfulness is the source of sweetness in your Inner Light. Helpfulness brings a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment. Both the giver and the receiver have something to savor from thoughtful service.

Where would you go? Whom would you serve? What are the most gracious things you could do for others with your time? What is it that you are really good at sharing from the depths of your own life experience? What cause are you so passionate about that it pumps you up and keeps you involved and dedicated?

From senior centers to youth centers, volunteer agencies have a list of needs to be met in many cities and towns. Civic and religious groups around the country organize trips to storm ravished areas to help individuals and neighborhoods put their lives back together again. Outreach services train helpers for hotlines, mentoring, and advocacy support.

If you’re looking for ways to grow your Inner Light, ask like Elizabeth Barrett Browning did in her famous poem, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” And then make space in your calendar and your life to make a difference in the lives of others.

And when you take that step out to give and to serve, be mindful of doing that from a place of humble helpfulness and Inner Light. Then come back and tell us what you chose to do and how you were touched by that experience. Drop a line in the response box below (or click on the comment link in Facebook) and share your thoughts with us.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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