She was always available to help others. Now it was time for her to discover how to let others help her. It was a gift that went both ways. – Queenisms™
Are you as comfortable receiving as you are giving? So many of us would bend over backwards for other people and yet, when the time comes that we could use help, it never occurs to us to ask for it. Is it that we’re afraid to be perceived as weak? Or is it because we don’t trust that the help would be there if we asked and we’re trying to protect ourselves from disappointment? We suspect for many, it is the later. Yet when we don’t allow others to be of service, to help us when we need it, we’re keeping intimate friendship at arms length. Having the courage to be vulnerable and ask for help can open up our hearts to a new level of relationship with friends. Now there may be times when we ask and we are disappointed. But we suspect there will be more times when the kindness of our inner circle will humble us and enrich our lives beyond imagination. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable enough to ask for help is an act of courage and of trust.