When I was young, I knew the quote: "God helps those who help themselves." I always thought that seemed selfish. Many I knew already put all their problems to God. Many I knew often misinterpreted this quote, thinking that this quote was almost a "get out of jail free" card or something. Thinking they could take and not give. I will have to return to these thoughts later to better explain what I mean (I am a bit foggy in my thinking right now). I always thought to myself, though, I am filled with so much power. I can do what I need to do. I could feel my own potential, and I went out to do what I knew that I could. I found in my life, by being hard working, honest, and humble, I could live life brighter somehow. I felt that someone above me appreciated the use of my own gifts. They were so happy that I lived true to myself in that sense. They were also glad in my giving much of my own energy to those that needed it. I saved someone from some very dark, dark depths before. I believe I saved her life. There were times when things were even out of my reach and I asked for help. The one I remember the best is when traveling with my family on a 12-hour road trip. I know I helped to save us all that day by asking for protection beyond my reach. I am still grateful to this day.