Traffic in Melbourne is getting worse, and often there are plenty of opportunities on my daily commute to ‘let people in’ when changing lanes.

Truth bomb moment: do I let people in front of me without expectation of getting a little wave of acknowledgement or thanks, or is this a genuine act of kindness where I expect nothing in return? The distinction for me is am I taking action in the spirit of service to my fellow human sharing the same road OR am I doing what I feel is the ‘right thing to do’?

Serving from a place of obligation is fickle and possibly fraught with levels of expectations in return.

Serving from a place of kindness is genuine and more meaningful regardless of the response.

Random acts of kindness are words and actions that follow your heart … whoever you are, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing. In other words, to take action without expecting recognition or reward is stepping into a more loving life.

Do you have kind people working for you or people who are good at doing what’s expected?

Jaquie Scammell

‘Love Being in Service’

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