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This is the thing that helps me most when I'm down or have lost faith: to extend kindness and service to someone else, to want more for someone else the peace that I want for myself. By doing this, I begin to take my attention off myself, off what's wrong and what I don't like (my ego). Instead, I begin to think in terms of giving rather than receiving, of offering and serving. I change my inner mantra from "What's in it for me?" to "How may I serve?" Almost instantly, when I shift attention off myself and reach out to others, the thing that I thought could never be fixed is, in fact, fixed.