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Somebody helped you.

"I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helped you."

--Athea Gibson, first African American pro tennis player.

There are so many people who have helped me.  In a moment of need, they have reached out and lent a hand. Some people have known they helped.  Others just helped and moved along.

I am deeply grateful for each kind word, gentle hand, and real assistance.  I would not be here if it weren't for the kind intervention of strangers.

Who helped you?  Do they know they helped you?

This week, let's thank the people who helped us in our life.?  Say a prayer or broadcast love in the direction of someone who helped you.?  Send a quick note or email.?  Even a simple word of "Thanks" can brighten someone's day, and yours.

In turn, if you see someone in need, lend a hand.  You may just change a life.  "(A) study revealed that how many problems you had was not as strong an indicator of happiness or unhappiness as the amount of support available to you. The more help you received, the happier you were." (MJ Ryan, Trusting Yourself)

Happy Monday!