Having been recently laid off my family and I are still trying to enjoy life but within a new tighter budget. A fav restaurant of ours runs a special on Thursdays and we headed out to eat (and by special I mean my family of 4 including myself for $22 which included drinks and a tip). While we ate the whole countryside became blanketed in a fog.
During the drive home we came upon a came a car driving very slowly and swerving dangerously into the other lane. With the fog so thick a car could literally come up at any second and a horrible accident would ensue. At one point the car pulled over and we passed by only to notice it was a little old lady and one of her headlights was broken. Turned the truck around and pulled along side her.
This poor woman was near tears when I asked her if she was ok and where she was headed. Turns out she was so lost and missed her turn - couldn't find her way home. 30 miles in the opposite direction of our house she followed us till we lead her to her driveway. She profusely thanked us and we parted ways. Never got our name nor did we get hers.
My rambling really does have a point - sometimes it really is better to give than get. Now I'm not saying that everyone needs to take a person by the hand but an encouraging word, a link to a great service, a reply just to say you read a post and wish a person luck, etc means more to people than we may realize. I have seen it time and time again on this forum where members graciously guide people and it's an awesome feeling.
There is no amount of monetary value that can be placed on helping a person (whether a small gesture or a grand one) but the reward is so worth it.
So to all those who are willing to and/or have helped others - THANK YOU!