A few weeks ago our Zen priest made the point that the Buddhist path is a "helping path." It's all about helping others, he said.
It's so easy to maintain an inward looking, self-focused practice: my daily meditation, my mental suffering, my challenges... etc. So I'm trying to work on this more broad aspect of the Buddhist path.
This is an older clip from the Internets, but it's one I really like. Often the knowledge that someone else cares is an even bigger gift than the immediate aid.