We do not live our lives in isolation. We are social and we are all members of our human race. When we consider our place in service to others, we must first consider that we belong.
It is through service to others that we become a better person. Compassionate generosity and gratitude are linked. The morality of gratitude is found in the mutual giving that ties us to one another.
Gratitude is the motive that moves us to give in return and creates the reciprocity of service. There are many ways by which we serve others.