True confession: I do a lot of service work. I focus on working with troubled youth and the homeless. Two populations that can present very complicated issues! It can be frustrating. If you pull the homeless thread, you find the incarceration thread, the mental health thread, the family unit thread, the education thread, the political power thread...It is one big hairball
And you would think that it would be very draining. But it is not! I swear it isn't. There is this thing that happens with service from the heart where the pouring out fills me up even to overflowing!
If we are to live a joy-filled life, I am convinced that service to others will lead us there.