I realize that not all people have large families, I am one of those people. I have a very small family and I have a few friends that I consider family but that is all I really have. Too many people do not realize how lucky they are to have people that care about them. I knew that I was going to have to do a shower replacement in Queens NY where I live and I was so happy that I was able to find people that actually were going to come over and help me with no cost associated. I had three uncles and two cousins show up and they did everything for me why they were not even tired. They offered to go around my house and they updated a few things that I was trying to get around to, they were so happy to help me that I felt really good about it.
Before I was going to accept their help, I told them that I needed them to tell me how much money I could give them to help me. They said that since we are family, even though we did not see each other that they would do anything for me at absolutely no cost. All five of them told me that they would not accept anything from me. Very few people are aware that they have people in their lives to do this kind of thing. While we feel really strange about going and taking things from people, even labor, it is important that people realize they should still show some gratitude. I actually ended up going and showing the guys that I had made them dinner and they were so grateful that they worked around the house for me and we all ate together.