30 Days of Serving Each Other


January 16, 2023

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:  the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."


The beginning of another year naturally brings time for reflection.  And it’s also a great time to resolve to give service to others.  While serving others outside our home is always rewarding and valuable, we can sometimes overlook opportunities to serve the ones who mean the most to us— our family.  With this in mind, I want to offer you some easy, simple suggestions of service that everyone in your family, young and old, can do to make another family member’s day a little brighter…

I present them here as a list, but by no means are they meant to be done in any kind of a certain order.  So for that reason, I have also put these ideas into a chart you can print out.  I suggest you make a copy for each family member so everyone can choose ideas at random and then color in the square each time they complete an act of service.  (Your kids will like this because there’s a hidden picture that will emerge once all of the squares are colored in correctly…)

To get your free chart, type your email in the box at the bottom of this article, click the button, and I’ll send it to you right away.  But first, here’s the list:

  1. Make a homemade card for another family member that says, “I love you because (fill in the blank).”
  2. Do another family member’s chore for them.
  3. Give a relaxing shoulder rub to another family member.
  4. Help make dinner for the rest of your family.
  5. Give another family member a hug.
  6. Draw a picture & give it to another family member.
  7. Sing a song to another family member.
  8. Make another family member’s bed for them.
  9. Read another family member’s favorite book with them.
  10. Help do the dishes for the rest of your family.
  11. Write a letter to another family member telling them why you are thankful for them.
  12. Watch another family member’s favorite movie or TV show with them.
  13. Ask another family member to tell you about something they love to do.
  14. Make another family member’s favorite treat.
  15. Enjoy talking to another family member while going for a walk.
  16. Play another family member’s favorite game with them.
  17. Help make lunch for the rest of your family.
  18. Write a letter to an aunt, uncle, or grandparent telling them why you love them.
  19. Create a gift for another family member using found items from nature.
  20. Give a relaxing foot massage to another family member.
  21. Spend time with another family member by going to their favorite place with them.
  22. Help make breakfast for the rest of your family.
  23. Do another family member’s chore for them.
  24. Listen to another family member’s favorite song with them.
  25. Tell another family member why they make you smile.
  26. Call an extended family member and tell them something encouraging.
  27. Help do the laundry for the rest of your family.
  28. Clean up a mess for another family member before they are able to do it themselves.
  29. Write a list of 3 or more good qualities that you’ve noticed in another family member and then give it to them.
  30. Give another family member a hug.

My Greatest Hope

If you follow these simple suggestions, I hope they will be the cause of many great moments and fond memories for all and will act as inspiration for even more ways for you to serve each other throughout the rest of 2023 and beyond…

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About the Author...

Leah Stallard

Leah Stallard is the creator of Playing2Learn.com and HomeschoolMomsHub.com and is a teacher, entrepreneur, performer, and speaker. She helps homeschool parents teach more effectively by showing them how to discover and support their children's natural learning abilities. This eliminates contention, whining, and complaining, leading to a love of learning and their children's desire to become self-motivated, mission driven adults with a world class education.

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