Sometimes when people say the right thing, they're not just cheering up the person who's crying for help - they're often helping themselves as well. On January 31 the Moon conjoins Mercury in Pisces, setting off a time period during which you have a lot to offer others.
Then when Mercury goes retrograde and lands in Aquarius on February 12, a friend could come back and reciprocate your help in some manner. Take advantage of it. One good turn always deserves another, and for you, "another" could be beneficial for the rest of the year!
One thing to remember is to pace yourself. Some people might be trying to take advantage of your good nature. With Mars and Saturn both in Scorpio in August, someone might not even be too subtle about using you. Keep your distance as best as you can, even if the devious person in question is the friend of someone you care about.
You won't be of much help to anyone, least of all yourself, if you burn your candle at both ends with no promise of additional illumination.