The “heart of a servant” is a unique characteristic found in those people who seem to move around our communities ready and willing to do what is necessary to help others in need. Many of these people go unnoticed and quietly about not seeking fame but positive results. To these people, there is more to it than doing the job. It is getting the job done that is important.
In October 2008, I started my term as President of my Kiwanis Club. Quickly, I became much more aware of the tremendous work being done by many of my club members. Previously, as a club member, Vice President, and President Elect, I had an in depth awareness of all our projects but I lacked the detailed awareness of the level of effort, time, and sacrifice key members were contributing to the success of my Kiwanis Club. These members were more than names on our rolls. They had something special and unique…the “heart of a servant”. This has no relationship to slavery or involuntary servitude and does not describe anyone serving by obligation. Instead, this describes one who responds from within and senses or feels the need to help others. This describes one who considers the outcome resulting from his/her efforts. Will those being served experience a better life, become healthier, wiser, freer, and better off in general?
During weekly club meetings I began making reference to my club being blessed with members with the “heart of a servant” and I witnessed many great projects getting done by these unselfish members. Since I have begun seeking help for the Copey Learning Center, I have encountered some of these same people who have this unique characteristic. I wish to highlight these people at times so we can appreciate the above and beyond the call of duty involvement and leadership they bring to the effort. My first Key Friend is highlighted this month.