on being there
Long time ago I used to hang out with this person who was very good at being there for people. I respected her very much for that. If it was a friend who needed someone to talk to she would sit with them until they felt better. Sometimes she would talk to them late into the night regardless of how tired she was, how much work she had or how early she had to be up the next day, and when her parents called to ask she would simply tell them she's with a friend and they would understand. Though I always wondered how anyone could be so irresponsible with their time just for someone else, I liked her definition of 'being there' very much.