Jesus flipped it all upside down. He was power personified and yet he lived as a servant not an overlord.
He walked in humility but not weakness.
He reached out his hand in gentleness and touched the most wretched among us.
He said the greater power is to serve. He said the greater love is to serve.
For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. (Luke 22:27 NIV)
After he washed the feet of his disciples he said,
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:15 NIV)
Be more than they expect.
Be more than your spouse expects.
Be more than your kids expect.
Be more than your boss expects.
Be more than your co-workers expect.
Serve with unabashed, undeserved, grace filled love however the opportunity presents itself to you.
Be more than they expect and you will discover that life is filled with more joy than you have expected.