The same action can be experienced in two very different ways.
For example, a loved one is sick. You go to the pharmacy and the grocery store, picking up medicine, comforting foods, and a little card to cheer them up. In the moment, you're completely focused on what they need and how you can help. You're filled with purpose.
Now, compare that to all of the times that you've gone to the pharmacy or the grocery store without a greater purpose. It was a chore. A drag. The last thing you wanted to do in that moment.
That's the difference between viewing something as a burden and viewing it as an act of love.
Every action can be an act of love — if we connect it to the ways it's helping another person. This mental shift turns it into an act of service.