Others Day Every Day
We are in the midst of a season that is set aside for celebrating some of the special people in our lives: Mothers Day and Fathers day more specifically. Each of these days, are set aside to do special things for them. Some celebrate and do things very creatively, thus gobs of pinterest pins, some buy flowers and some make sure there is a meal that is a favorite or at the very least, one that the honored person of the day did not have to cook.
We try hard to make that day all about that significant person in our lives. We make phone calls and work hard to let them know how much we love them through our words, money and our actions.
There has been a lot of talk on the web against Mothers Day over the weekend. Many who said something against it sighted that one day was not enough.
While true, it would be impossible, both financially and in effort to keep that up throughout the year. However I propose something different.
Happy Others Day!!!!
Yes, on everyday we should look for ways to make it about others, not just on one day of the year. It’s Others Day!
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
While impossible to have every day be super special, it is possible to make every day similar to one of these two holidays. How so?
Both days, have one thing in common. They each focus on serving the mother/father on that day. It is about serving others.
So for sake of argument and according to these verses, we should look everyday to serve others. In regards to mother’s day and father’s day, we should serve each other everyday and not just on that one Sunday of the year.
How can we apply this?
- Treat others as more significant than yourselves. This takes humility and looking past other peoples’ mistakes and issues.
- Look towards others interest first, then your own. This is hard as we naturally think of ourselves first. But as we apply the first principle it becomes much easier to serve others ahead of ourselves.
- Daily look for ways to serve other people that you come in contact with. Look for ways to serve your spouse, children, co-workers or bosses.
What are some ways that you serve the people around you daily?
For your spouse: How do you help out with the daily chores? Do you serve your spouse daily or just once a year on their “special” day?
How can you serve others?
Make every day an Others Day!!!