“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” – Shirley Chisholm
The knowing and understanding that service to others is the rent we pay for being, shall set you free. That service is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
You are reading this article not because you have paid for it but because I am serving you as a token of my appreciation and gratitude for being alive. Serving others shouldn’t be viewed from the financial perspective only, it is wide opened to any means you can afford. So, don’t wait until you have accumulated millions of rands before you can serve, you can do it now. Theodore Roosevelt put it succinctly when he said, “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” This simply means don’t wait for tomorrow because you don’t know your last day and hour here on earth, so, time is always ripe to do right. To me, Veli Ndaba, serving others as a way of being thankful to the Almighty for his grace and mercy is the act that prolongs your days here on earth. When you are self-less, being driven by a much bigger purpose than yourself, fulfilment and peace of mind will befriend you.
When you live your life with the attitude of gratitude, you appreciate life to the fullest, you are not driven by material things, positions, social status, money, etc. As I always say that you have gifts, talents and abilities far beyond your wildest imagination but because you are driven by ‘shoulds’- what people expect of you not ‘musts’- what you want to do, you will never discover your gifts and talents.
Let today be the day that your purpose become the driving force in your life and start serving others by doing what you can, with what you have, wherever you are. You have the power to turn your life around and claim your freedom because you were born to be free. The question to ask yourself every day is, “how has someone’s life been improved, bearable and blessed because of my presence here? How is this world better because of me? The more you answer this question with a smile every day, the more fulfilled and meaningful your life will be. You have Greatness within you!
Veli Ndaba is a professional and motivational speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author, Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team to unleash your greatness, contact him on email@example.com , www.velindaba.co.za and 083 304 9773