A Life of Service

A Story for my Husband

Queen Elizabeth II died this week at the age of 96, reigning as Great Britain’s monarch for 70 years. Seventy years of service – a lifetime of service. A life well-lived.

What better way is there but to live one’s life than in service to others, going about doing good and not evil all the days of one’s life. How much more rewarding a life can there be than to put other’s people’s interests above your own. This is the kind of life Jesus modeled and urged others to follow.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of the sight to the blind, and to set at liberty those who are oppressed.” Luke 4:18

“Come, you blessed of my Father, for I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison as you came to me. Inasmuch as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.” Matt 25:34-40

I would vote for Queen Elizabeth II for President. She is the type of person I vote for in accordance with the Golden Rule of Politics.

The Golden Rule of Politics: Vote for whoever will do unto others as you would do unto them.

When we got married, my husband gave me a vision of a life well-lived, of doing good and not evil all the days of my life, of serving others and doing what I could to make someone’s life a little better. There are a lot of people out there who need a helping hand.

“Be kind to all for everyone you meet is waging a great battle.” Philo of Alexandria

Lately I have been wondering about my purpose in life. Right now my primary purpose is to help my husband find his lost stories, but is that all? Is there more I could be doing for others? My age and health does not permit me to engage in many of the service activities I did when I was younger, but I still can do other things.

Queen Elizabeth II did what she could til the very end of her life. What an inspiration! What a wonderful story to live – her story. Thank you for your service.


“Life escapes, and perhaps without life, nothing else is worthwhile.”

Virginia Woolf

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