Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
I know you are strong,
but now and again
everyone needs to
take the time to
slow the pace down,
step away from the
demands of life,
R e s t ,
and let others
take care of them.
~ Spread Peace and Love
Full disclosure…. the blog posts I share are often written about something I am working through myself. I am terrible at asking for help – and have been my entire life. I joke that as full-grown adult I often act like a two-year-old with the “I do, I do!” mentality. I have told myself that if I do it all on my own I am showing strength, independence and self-reliance. But the reality is… we are interdependent beings. We need each other whether we are willing to admit it or not.
There is no doubt that as humans we are stronger together than we are individually. The people we surround ourselves with and choose to interact with on a daily basis have an extraordinary impact on our lives and our outlook. They influence both our opinions of ourselves and our view of the world around us. Relationships built on mutual love, respect and understanding impact our lives positively and lift us up, while conversely, relationships built on negativity can damage our self esteem and limit our growth towards attaining our goals in life.
Every now and again, it is important to take an inventory of the people you spend the most time with. Do they build you up or do they leave you feeling anxious or discouraged about your life? Make sure the people you spend the most time with are helping you to create a happy life, grow closer to achieving your goals, and nourish your soul in a way that allows you to grow into a better version of you. How does this tie in to asking for help? If you have built a strong network of people who love you unconditionally and embrace and support your goals in life, it is easier to relinquish control and ask for help when you need it.
I believe most people feel it is easier to offer help than to accept help. What many do not realize is that to build positive, lasting, and enriching relationships, we need to allow others to do for us as we do for them. We cannot deny others the opportunity to step up and step into our lives when we are facing a crisis or feeling overwhelmed. By asking for help, not only may we receive that which we are truly in need of, we may also allow others to grow by reaching outside themselves to touch and enrich the life of another.
We all have been given unique gifts, talents and passions in life. By asking for help, we are allowing others to express their own unique qualities in a positive and impactful way. By sharing our gifts, and allowing others to do so as well, we enrich each other’s lives. So, next time you are feeling low or in crisis, ASK FOR HELP and allow someone in your circle to express their gifts of love and support. You will also be doing them a favor by allowing them to feel the rewards of the soul for stepping up and helping another person.
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