Accepting help is another kind of gift.
We know special people who are there for others, even though they have busy lives.
The friend who needs help with a elderly parent, the repairing of an appliance that breaks during a family celebration, assembling a piece of furniture for a new baby, helping the classic client with a smoke detector, preparing meals when there is an illness or staying with a sick child. These people make themselves available for others. They don't have more time, they just "make" more time.
Then look at these same people in time of their need...a family illness, the loss of a loved one, an accident or surgery. They find themselves surrounded by many of the same people they have been there for. But these people seem surprised by how nice everyone is. They don't expect but they sure appreciate. Sometimes it is hard for these givers to accept others doing for them. They don't want to impose even when they need help.
Allowing others to help can be a special gift.