Life certainly throws some interesting lessons at you–when, of course, you least expect it.
Today I was able to help out a friend who needed it. I had received a panicked message a week ago, essentially: please help, I need to make it through the next month, and I cannot do it myself. A phone call to learn more about what was going on was rushed, on both our ends, and didn’t help me a lot. Something seemed very strange about the whole thing.