We once helped out some friends who were in a financial jam. It was obvious to us that we needed and wanted to do this. I think it surprised our friends. There are few things better in life than helping out someone.
There was someone we barely knew who was very sick a few years ago. I didn't really know him, but I had seen him and his family as he battled with cancer over a period of time. I never new this guy and didn't go to school with him, but I was stunned at how many people rallied around him, his wife and his kids as he battled with cancer. It made a huge impression on me.
Think about who these people are around you that you care deeply about and perhaps let them know in some fashion that you care.