I've learned by the examples of older men and women, who I've observed as a younger woman, that giving, serving, caring heals US. It gives us purpose, meaning, and richness to our lives. If we lose our lives, we gain them. Its not just serving to serve, but serving as Christ leads us to serve. Its caring because we know by experience, His caring for us. Its living with a view that life is so much wider, deeper, and colorful than just 'me, myself, and I' or "me and those who are mine'.
This video clip speaks it well. . . in this thanksgiving season, consider this:
Truth for Life
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.