I realized something about myself or better put, I am saying something about myself that I always knew. Even when I am down and out, I mean I am down and out today... I can be there for those in my life, to give a lift. It doesn't mean that I am trying to deflect my own pain, but that I am able to also think clearly and be a voice for those in my life. I also appreciate those who take the time to realize that I need a lift.