Be thoughtful whenever you have the opportunity, a small gesture can mean a lot to the person on the receiving end. Never expect thanks, but accept graciously when given. Know that every good deed and selfless act will one day be returned tenfold. The more you give, the more you receive. The greatest gift you can share is selfless love with no discrimination or judgement, after all we cannot always know in advance if our help is wanted yet to offer is your opportunity give.
Fear not that you will be refused for the offer has been made; the person knows that someone is there for them and even if they struggle on alone, they have the knowledge that someone cared enough to volunteer assistance. This will make a positive difference to that person and influence how they feel in themselves.
Being there for someone can change their life. Can you think back to a time when you were offered a helping hand, did it make a positive difference? If so you can pass on that same feeling to someone else.