Availability vs. Self-Centeredness
Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.
Availability in the home includes:
∑ Family memebers doing what would please the other when spending time together.
∑ Putting aside personal hobbies when they conflict with family time.
∑ Stopping in the middle of a project to hear what another family member has to say.
∑ Changing plans with friends in order to help the family prepare for guests.
∑ put others ahead of myself.
∑ find a way to help, not a way to hide.
∑ be ready when Iím called.
∑ be gload for the chance to serve.
∑ check with the right person before I make commitments.
Rewards of Availability
The success of those whom you help will spill back into your own life.
Families who place priority on each othersí needs foster an atmosphere of peace in the home. This peace gives a family stability in hard times.
"He gives too late who waits to be asked." Ė Latin proverb