Service is not something we do alone. It involves working with others in ways that are thoughtful and purposeful. Because the nature of this work is one where we are giving of ourselves to others, it is easy to forget that we are also gaining something in doing this work. When we are in service to others we are learning new things, we are supported in a myriad of ways and we are welcomed into community. For all those reasons and many more we should willingly and joyfully express our gratitude.