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\”Serve Others.\” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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“Serve others. The unfailing recipe for happiness and success is to want the good of others. Happiness and success is when I see others happy. Happiness is a shared thing.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

Could you

 

Smile at someone you don\’t know

 

Help someone across the street

 

Cut the lawn for your parents

 

Walk the dog for your neighbor

 

Give an extra tip at the restaurant?

 

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Any of these ways are ways to serve. Any of us can do them! And did you know that serving others can:

 

Reduce Stress?
Combat Depression?
Keep you Mentally Stimulated?
Provide a Sense of Purpose?

 

It helps them, and it helps you!

 

Really, what we are talking about is sending love. Serve, love and everyone benefits. So I am sending you love on this precious day. Now, get out there and serve or love someone else.

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Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

Tutu\’s admirers see him as a great man who, since the demise of apartheid, has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999,  the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007,  and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. He has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.