Give only what you can afford and treasure those who are truly grateful for that which you had an abundance of.
A wealthy man will not need your gift of time or money but the gift of friendship may mean more to him than water to a man dying of thirst.
A new parent will not need your money or your friendship but the gift of time and energy to help around the house may mean more to them than a rope to a drowning man.
A homeless man will not need your gift of time or friendship but the gift of a few dollars, food or some new clothes may mean more to them than a raft on a sinking ship.
The Naive Idealist.
I love synchronicity. Only 5 minutes after posting this thought did this video turn up in my Facebook feed.