Help is never far away.
That is the old adage that has been drummed into us ever since we were young.
No matter where you are, and what difficulty you are going through, someone will be close at hand to help.
Except they aren't.
Many a time no one in your vicinity gives a rat's ass. Or could be in a mess of their own to even think that someone else may need the support. Just that little bit of assurance to show that they care. Sometimes it can be in the smallest things. A kind word. A check up of how one is doing.
Yet help does come.
Someone takes the time to respond, in short messages, all the way from across the Pacific Ocean.
Someone does take the time to relate, and share their own experiences, and offers words of comfort from across the country.
Yes, help is at hand, but it is always far away.
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