Last night I was feeling like I did not accomplish much yesterday. I was a bit tired during the day and watched a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon in the evening. Then I remembered one very important thing I did. I had been looking out the window at hummingbirds when I noticed that a bee had climbed into the feeder and was drowning. I went outside quickly and dumped out the sugar water to release the bee. She climbed out completely unharmed and happy to walk on the grass in the sunshine. This may not seem like a huge accomplishment, but it meant everything to that bee. And it means something to me too :)
There are so many opportunities to help out insects. I found a stinkbug in a public restroom sink once and he happily climbed unto my hand to be carried outside where he had food to eat and wouldn't get accidentally washed down a drain. Bigger bugs can easily be trapped with a plastic tupperware container (or cup) and a piece of cardboard, then safely released outside. Gently put the tupperware over them (be careful with delicate legs & antennae) then slide the thin cardboard under, allow them to step over it or go into the container, and release outdoors.
*edit* Shortly after publishing this I went outside and another bee was drowning, this time in the birdbath. I extended a piece of pine straw for her to grab on to, and she climbed on it & flew away.