I recently got hurt. I went from running 19 miles on Jan 1 of this year to not being able to walk even a short distance. After spending 8 days in intensive care I was helpless. The guy who always reached out with a helping hand for others, now needed one just to standup.
I was overwhelmed with the support I got from those I have done business with or just made friends with over the years. I had friends take care of the wood for my outdoor furnace, bring food, offer to loan money or just anything that was needed. I sold one of my companies to a customer, on hand shake deal based only on what I told him it was worth and what it included. The words, "Let me know if you need anything," to numerous to even count
I have been scolded many times in life for being too generous, being more than fair or for trusting someone who others considered un-trustworthy. To them today, it is easy to say you were wrong. It is a cold cruel world out there and it sucks to try and do it all by yourself. The solution is simple, when you see someone else struggling, jump in to give a hand, they will no longer be alone an neither will you.