Service: Using our bodies to be helpful and show kindness
This practice begins at home. It can be easier to serve people outside our families, but who we are at home is—who we are. Shake up chore time, by inviting family members to switch chores. Compassion and gratitude for those who clean bathrooms is only gained by having to clean bathrooms.
Become a family of detectives-- detecting when neighbors need something, like their walks snow shoveled, or their leaves raked. Are there elderly folks at your church who need to be invited to dinner or a child’s ball game? Practice noticing when people need something.
Practice the joy of secrete service. As a family plan a covert service project. How can you serve someone in your community without them knowing?