Friday, February 10, 2012

Asking for & accepting help

We often think that asking for help is a sign of weakness. That we are meant to get through hard times or figure things out on our own, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We all struggle at some point and get overwhelmed with things. Acknowledging that you are having a rough time usually sucks and is not fun to admit but it’s the first step in the process to making it better.

This week has been hard for me. I have a lot of things going on that have made me just want to retreat into a hole and never come out. But it’s pretty lonely in there and I am a little afraid of the dark. I also get a feeling that spiders like dark holes and I need a spider killer.

No man is an island. If someone is offering you a helping hand, take it. This doesn’t reflect poorly on you. This just means that you have amazing friends/family/whoever that love you and want to help. Some times another perspective is all you need to get back on your feet.

If you need help, ask for it. Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable, especially in times of struggle is really hard for anyone to do but it’s also rewarding at the same time. No one is meant to take on this world alone. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but instead a sign of strength. It takes a lot more courage to ask for a hand or accept one being offered to you then it does to try and hold it all together or do it yourself.

It’s easy to believe that you can handle anything and everything being thrown your way. And maybe you can. But why not make it a little easier on yourself and let somebody help you. Most of us have our arms wide open and are willing to step up to the plate when someone else needs us, but find it hard to allow ourselves to accept the same.

Today I took the high road by letting go of my pride and insecurities and asking for the extra support that I needed. I accepted the offers that were being thrown my way and I am truly grateful that I have such amazing people on my side. As hard as it was I feel like I made the right decision and feel even stronger for it. If I can do it, then anyone really can.

To anyone who reads this: I could use some extra prayers/positive vibes or fingers crossed in my direction. Thanks a lot in advance!

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