As a child, Ann Curry, the NBC television journalist, would ask her father what she should be when she grew up. His answer was always the same: “Whatever you do, do something that is of some service to somebody else, because if you do, you’ll know that it mattered that you were born.”
That message, Curry admits, propelled her into a life of traveling the world, seeing people in great need with her own eyes—and doing something to help.
“What I didn’t realize until much later was that my father had given me the keys to happiness,” she explains. “In the rush and the hustle and bustle of our lives, we often forget that those simple acts of giving can give our own lives the most value, the most comfort and peace.”
Who is your “neighbor in need” this day? How will you help?
Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another. (1 Peter 4:10)
Slow me down, Lord. Help me to see Your way to make a difference.