It has been said one of the most healing and restorative actions someone can take is to be of service to others. Service is therapeutic in many ways. When absorbed in our world which can sometimes be very painful, a simple act of service not only allows us to get outside of the pain, but it also puts something good in our community. Sometimes our service is bold, sometimes our service is in the details. Any service makes an impact. Service can be as simple as placing the stranded grocery buggy back in its stall to ensure it causes no harm, as holding a door, as not blocking a parking lot exit point so someone leaving can enter the line of traffic, as picking up an object someone dropped, or even saying hello to a stranger. For a moment in all of these, there is relief from living so far inside of ourselves. Service can also be complex. Our law enforcement provide service every day, some of them on our worst days. There are volunteer boards which ensure Sumter County sees growth in significant ways by recruiting business and achieving strategic goals to improve our future, Others serve in the arts and tourism to ensure Sumter County is enjoyed by citizens and visitors alike. At many a faith-based institution you will find people whose mission it is to feed the hungry, assist the poor and provide restoration for weary souls. Service comes in many fashions, and everyone makes a decision as to what their service looks like. Just as actively choosing to serve is a choice, so is not participating in service. We, intentionally or not, make a decision.