I hosted an “Open House” on a recent Saturday. Ostensibly, the reason was to thank all the people who stepped up to help us after I broke my foot during the summer. These people drove me to the store or to appointments, brought us dinners, or helped a little around the house. Not all of them were or are close friends, but they stepped up when one of my friends sent out an email requesting help. I know the help was given without expectation of reciprocation, but it was important to me to do something.