We are so much better off having someone to care about.  It gets you outside of yourself.

The walk to the car from a ball game was too far, I couldn’t make it.  My concern for Mary’s well being was my mental focus at the time.  I can’t imagine how sorry I would have been feeling for myself without that.

It’s actually a bit silly on my part as Mary was doing all the hard work and care taking of me.  What a wonderful person.  Getting outside of yourself is so incredibly helpful.