Our actions have a ripple effect like a rock splashing into a pond. Remember that when you interact with other people. You have an effect on them that spreads to the next person, then the next, and so on. If you help one person have a good day, you have helped countless others as well.
After reading hundreds of peoples' near death experiences, I can say this: When they come back to life and tell their story, they only talk about their connections to other people and that love is the only thing that's real. They don't say anything about working harder, keeping their house cleaner, acquiring more things, or making more money unless it's part of a regret that they didn't spend more time with their family.
“The biggest thing I learned was that I just had to go and be myself and live life with abandon, and my purpose would unfold before me. I just had to allow it, that’s all. Not pursue it but allow it.” -- Anita Moorjani on her Near Death Experience.