Have you found yourself in a situation where you really could use a hand? A helping hand? A strong hand? A loving hand?
Did you sit around and wait for one to show up or did you ask for help? If you’re not one to ask for help, I get it….then please don’t be the one who complains because nobody is there when you need them. People CANNOT read our minds. AND if they’ve never been through what we’re going through, they really don’t have a clue as to what’s needed. Truly.
Until someone goes through the loss of a loved one, they cannot imagine the rollercoaster that you are on when you lost your sweetheart. They really have no clue what would calm your never-ending mind babble, tend to your achy breaky heart, comfort your whirlwind of why’s or come visit to offer a quiet long hug. Really.
A mom who is raising a girl has no clue what it’s like to raise a boy.
A woman who did not go through menopause has no clue what a hot flash is like.
A sister who has never been a Troop Leader cannot fathom the joy of the troop getting a WIN.
What’s in your way of asking for help? Pride? Ignorance? Selfishness? Lack of Trust? Whatever it is… think about the people who said “If you need anything, let me know.” They MEANT it! They are waiting for you to take them up on it. They really really really want to help but have absolutely NO idea where to start without stepping on your toes.
Are you able to offer a helping hand to someone? If you are, be sure to follow-through. Or if it’s a really CLOSE friend…then just show up. I remember when a friend did that to me… It made my day!
Go make someones day.