I believe that serving others is the way that we get to be like Jesus, like God. In footwashing ceremonies I have attended where the priest washes the feet of his parishioners like Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, you see the love and care present in the act of serving others.
As a wife, you get to serve your husband and care for him. I am deeply aware how being a wife allows me to act as Jesus did. I pray that as I fold his socks, and prepare a meal for him, and yes, even when I pick up his dirty clothes from the floor, that I recognize what a privilege it is to serve another person.