By telling you of these things, I WOULD be calling attention to myself.
Not knowing what your spiritual outlook is, I will first share mine........I am a Christian, and we are warned, to not " boast of our alms" or good deeds.
It detracts from the giving spirit, if we do them, just to make ourselves look compassionate.
I will share this......I work in a senior living center. I am surrounded by forgotten, set aside people.........sometimes their families have " parked" them in our facility, to await their death. I do, honestly, try to bring a smile, or offer a touch to each and every person in my charge. Sometimes, it is quite emotionally draining......I go home TIRED.
But on the next morning, I put the smile on and go with gladness in my heart, just to see that some of them have survived yet another lonely night!
I do not know that this is " selfless"...perhaps if I were truly selfless......I would take them all home with me!....I only know, that in retail, I was not expected to see such human suffering.