I realized that H had hit on something that many of us--years older--don't always realize. Instead of sitting and fretting over her situation, she got busy doing something. Her act of helping me made her feel useful and less lonely.
- If we're lonely, we can be a friend to someone.
- If we feel unimportant, we can make someone else feel special.
- If we feel out of place, we can find a way to serve.
- If we're sad, we can cheer someone up.
When we take our eyes off our own situation, we often lose sight of what was troubling us in the first place.