One evening my husband and I discreetly waited by the check-out line at Walmart. We were on a covert operation to buy someone’s groceries. Finally, a single mom, frazzled and worn, with three kids circling her legs, pushed her cart up to the cash register. When she placed the final item onto the conveyor belt, we completed our love-mission. It was touching soul-to-soul moment, and one that brought us so much joy as a couple.
Giving to others grows our hearts. We experience a satisfaction that isn’t found any other way. This month we are going to take that concept and turn it into a date. This month we are growing together as a couple by serving someone else.
1. Look at the bronze, silver, and gold options for the date. Decide who you want to serve and how.
2. Next, set a date according to what you chose and extend an invitation (either to your spouse or to the person).
3. Write a note of encouragement to your spouse and to the person you are serving (if applicable).
4. Cut out the conversation starters to use with your guest(s).
5. Here are four recipes that feed a crowd if you are having others over to dinner.
6. Afterwards, come home and enjoy a movie that inspires service and sacrifice.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King