If I ever decide to run for political office, I will continually stress the need for service in society. To have a serve first mentality, one must be willing to humble themselves in front of others. So Tim, how can one begin to be humble? Funny you should ask. Here are Tim's ten simple tips that may lead you to being humble:
• Look people in the eye when you talk to them
• Hold doors open for women, children and the elderly
• Say Thank You; Say You're Welcome
• Have good table manners
• Honor your parents, siblings, and your elders
• Teach your children to address adults as Mr, Mrs. and Ms.
• Don't talk over people when they are talking
• Intently listen when you are in a conversation
• Perform a random act of kindness
• Refrain from gossip
1 Peter 5:5b "... All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
BELIEVE that serving others in society lessens the burden on government and strengthens a reliance on each other
ACT by valuing others over and above yourself
SERVE your neighbor, friend, co-worker or family members by telling them that you are always available to help when called
If you examine the tips above, one word sticks out - responsibility. In order to be humble and to serve others, you must take personal responsibility for your actions. If our politicians, government officials and society would take responsibility for their actions and not blaming others, think of the strides we as a people would take towards restoring this nation back to its founding principles. Restoring humility is a start. And it starts with you.