I’ve Fallen Please Help Me Up

mother helps daughterThe curb was high and she was small. The little girl held her mother’s hand as they crossed the street. As she tried to step up, she tripped and fell onto the sidewalk. The tears started and her mother quickly stooped down and picked her up. Wrapping her arms around her mother’s neck, she looked like she’d never let go as her mother comforted her. It didn’t take long before she was back on her feet headed in a new direction.

Do you remember the days when our parents were there to pick us up, dust us off and to encourage us to keep going? Even now, as adults, we are going to fall down. Β It will happen…

One of the hardest lessons for me to learn over the years is that I can’t live this life without help from others. I know…I’ve tried to do everything at times. Sometimes because I’m embarrassed about the mess I’ve made and others because I felt like I’d be bothering someone.

Life is so much more vibrant and rich when I share the good, and bad times, with the people who I love and who love me. Whether it’s one of my friends helping me when I’ve been down or my sisters rallying the troops when we’ve faced personal struggles, they have always been there. ALWAYS…

Don’t be afraid to ask. We all need help at one time or another. And, we in turn, have the incredible opportunity to return the favor.Β After all, isn’t that what life’s all about?

Sandy Ramsey

This is a fantastic post and I loved every word! I am one of those that hates to ask for help. I grew up believing that you don’t bother others with your problems, fix it yourself. I lived through a throng of nightmarish years this way. Wonderful post…thank you so much for the reminder πŸ™‚

jasteck

I still struggle asking for help, Sandy. But people are not just willing to help, but eager. It’s so good to have friends.

Tracie

I have a really, REALLY hard time asking for help. But I’ve been blessed with friends who not only offer help, but have stepped in and helped without asking when they saw a need.

Considerer

A little like Sandy, I guess, I grew up knowing that my problems were inconveniences at best. I got quite to a point where I hated asking for help because to ask was to admit weakness.

More recently one of the people who had been consistently supportive of me, and (so I thought) a trustworthy confidante, turned out to betray me in the most peculiar fashion.

So am back to trusting few people IRL. And knowing I have my online ‘Lifeboats’, should I need them.

jasteck

I do, too, Tracie. I’m so glad your friends step up to the plate when you need them even when you don’t ask for help. They are a blessing!!

jasteck

I love your statement, Karen. Allowing ourselves to be loved…what a perfect way to express this. πŸ™‚

jasteck

It’s so hard to trust people when you are betrayed, Lizzi. There are a lot of people who love and support you. I’m glad your lifeboats are within reach whenever you need them. They’ll help you move way beyond where you could have traveled alone.

jasteck

I could not have made it as far as I have without the support of many people, Jessica. They have been amazing.

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