It has been a while since my last post, and I do apologize. With all my time I was not writing, I did get time to reflect. I realized that one of the best things a person can do to stay sober is to give back to the community.
Service is so much more than doing a free job for somebody that you may never see, don’t look at it like that. Instead look at the happiness that comes with it, not only for the person you are serving, but for yourself as well. Simply changing your outlook on service from a chore to a pleasure can make it all the more fun.
You know the feeling you get when you make someone smile? I promise it is intensified greatly when you create tears of joy (way better than the tears you used to create). If you don’t believe me test it for yourself, start small. It doesn’t take much, find somebody that really needs the help, and make their life just a little easier. Give a homeless person one of your old jackets, your going to throw it out anyway, see how much it means to somebody that can’t afford one. If you get creative there are several acts of service that almost anybody can do, that will cost almost nothing, and the reward of making another human being happy is unexplainable.
Next time you are going to toss something out, just ask yourself who could benefit from it, and let your emotions guide you. You never know, you might be the person that restores faith in humanity, just make sure you don’t do it with expectations, you will disappoint yourself. Good deeds were never meant to go noticed in this life.your reward will be in the next.