2011: A Year of Uplifting Service


Dear Readers, Friends and Colleagues,

As we leave 2010 behind and move into a new year shining with promise, I ponder how to make this the best year yet. I believe the key is an unwavering dedication to uplifting service toward others: in relationships, in family, in business, and in the world.

Many sages have shared profound quotes and insights about the purpose and power of service. Some say it is the foundation for a good life. Others call it the rent you must pay for your space upon the Earth. I say that uplifting service is the reason we are here.

Uplifting service can be shared with others in many ways, some as simple as a warm smile, a kind word or just listening carefully to someone else. Service can also be a deeply committed undertaking, demanding the best of our time, intelligence and effort.

What these have in common is the desire to be of service, to add value to someone else; to uplift their spirits or improve their lives, to make things easier or make something better, solve a problem, fulfill a desire or simply encourage and care.

The wonderful thing about uplifting service is how it comes back to serve you. This is not a “one for one” negotiation that can be calculated in advance. Rather, uplifting service is a generous place to stand in life, an orientation that starts with giving, and is comfortably open to receive. What you get back may be good feelings, like confidence, energy and joy. It may be generosity returned in the care and actions of other people. Or it may be that magical appearance of unexpected good things that you do not anticipate and cannot expect, small (and large) miracles that happen every day.

I hope you will join me in making this your intention for 2011: a year of giving, caring, generosity towards others in action and in spirit, a year of uplifting service. I look forward to sharing this year with you.

With warm regards,

Ron Kaufman

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11 Responses

  1. Vinay Kumar says:

    So beautifully said, Ron. Thank you.

  2. Lisa Nantais says:

    I am a big fan of your message. Thank you for the uplifting message. I plan on sending it to all of my staff. God bless you and keep up the great work.

  3. Lincoln Davis says:

    Thanks for this uplifting message for 2011 Ron.
    Let’s all make this a great year for service around the World whether at work or at home.

  4. Sonia says:

    Perfect way to start the new year .. The world would be a much better place if all of us would embrace this .. Best wishes to you and look forward to many such messages this year ..

  5. SankaraNarayanan S says:

    Happy New Year. Thanks for the motivation. It pays. God bless. Keep it coming..

  6. Denies Argarin says:

    Genuine service – True and sincere should always be given freely and with a smile. More greater things ahead Ron and thank you for sharing this.

  7. Kypriana Georgiou says:

    Your message touched my soul and should be the root of each and everyone of us to be as good as we can be with everyone and of course ourselves. It gave me goosebumps …. in a nice way!

    Yes I am a firm believer that miracles do happen every day, just look around you.

  8. CS Liew says:

    It is truly more blessed to give than to receive.

  9. LK Foo says:

    A message that has uplifted my spirits! Good reminder of attitudes I should continue to have in my area of work. Thanks!

  10. YS says:

    Hi Ron, your message is timely while just about to send a 2011 memo to my team to focus on “dedication to every client’s success”, have forwarded your message to them instead. Yes, upflifting the service is the answer to clients’ success. Thank you.

  11. frank stocek says:

    Just watched a few of your short videos and I have been a fan for a long time of your service approach. Just a short note to say your website is brilliant and its great to see the constant improvements you make – congratulations and well done 🙂

    Thank You!

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