I made it to M&S yesterday. When I was checking out, and really struggling, a tiny little girl ( she must have been under three) asked " Is there anything I can do to help you?" How sweet! There was no way that she could have lifted the heavy basket, but I thanked her graciously. Ten minutes later, I caught up with her and her mother again in the car park where I was being met. "Mummy, that's the lady I helped earlier". Mummy was suitably moved to carry my basket all of 20ft.
The little girl clearly demonstrated that helping others can be a privilege, not a chore. That's why I am signing up as a volunteer for the NRAS telephone helpline. I'm not being noble; I'm sure I'll get a lot out of it.