I want to point you to a post written by Debra at “As I See It Now” called “Who Comes First”. In this piece Debra shares how living out Colossians 3:23 transformed her life.
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” … Colossians 3:23
I give Debra a hardy Amen! It served as a good reminder to me on how to approach giving to and serving others. As I was reading, the thought came to mind that for me the most challenging people to live out Colossians 3:23 is family. I take that as a prompt from the Lord to purpose in my heart and mind, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to do things without expectation on how they will respond or what I should get in return.