(From my book of Aphorisms- 'Thoughts To Make You Think' By Helen Leigh - http://thoughtstomakeyouthink.doomby.com - Chapter One - Personal Development)
If there is someone in your life that is Hurting, Sick, or Having Huge life Problems, don't get scared and make it about your feelings.
Your instinct is to run when you see someone close to you facing something big, but Instead, think about them, think about how you can inspire them to carry on.
If you don't run away from someone and their problems you may be the very person to change their lives and watch them be a success instead of a victim.
Don't think of someone's illness or hardship as a burden on you and how sad you feel or how much pity you feel, think about how you can inspire them to use what they can do, instead of focusing on what they can't and how it makes you feel; make them feel better, think about their feelings; not your own.
If someone can't walk, get them to write, if someone can't write, get them to speak.
Don't throw others under the bus and walk away; just because you aren't in their position doesn't make them less than you, see a need and be the catalyst for change in another, you never know who you may be helping, could be someone who changes the world ….. Or you could be saving yourself.