To me, a humanitarian is altruistic, generous, kind, and sympathetic. On a global scale, humanitarian efforts bridge the gap between what is needed and what public service can do in a time of crisis. Whether the crisis be floods or famine or wars or disease, organized humans step forward to assist, to offer aid, and to show compassion. On a local scale, the same gaps exist, and I believe we each can take even small action and it will make a difference.A humanitarian’s heart is filled with compassion—enough compassion to spark action. I wrote this item on my love list to attract someone with that kind of heart, because the combination of two hearts that are selfless, thoughtful, and take even small action for the betterment of others starts the ripple. And, starting with yourself—with a kind act of service—spreads in ways that you’ll never even know.