I've always been the type of person who is more then happy to help people when they ask. Giving is one of the most beneficial things you can do. I firmly believe that the more you give, the more you get in the long run. Some call it Karma, but I just call it the right way to live. This week I ran into a wall when this giving put me in a spot I have been before. Where while it may not cost the person I am helping anything, it certainly costs me time and energy which too often I think people forget are both very valuable resources.
My brain has been noodling around what to say about this and I'm still not sure. In the world we live today, it is more important then ever to help out other people because so many people need it. But, please don't forget that something as simple as a thank you goes a long way.
So the next time that person holds the door open for you, lets you go first or answers a question you really needed help on show your appreciation in whatever little way you can.
Free is a dangerous word because no matter what you think it always costs someone something.