It has been said that it’s better to give than to receive. But if you think about it, if everyone just gives, who is there to receive? Ask yourself: “why would you steal the blessing of giving from someone else by refusing to receive?”
So, perhaps it will become a little easier to receive gifts or help from others now.
But what about actually asking for help? That’s a different matter. For many people having to ask for help is seen as shameful; a sign of weakness or failure.
In fact, there are times when asking for help is actually the smartest thing you can do. If your car breaks down wouldn’t you ask for help? At the very least you’d phone a family member or friend to give you a lift. Then what? Unless you are a mechanic, you’d need to find one to help sort out the problem. If you’re ill, you consult a doctor (although the majority of men often leave that later than is wise).
The fact is, none of us are beyond needing help sometime.
What about help with emotional issues? In the normal world people lose jobs, marriages break down, or family members pass away, so it’s very normal to experience a range of very powerful feelings that can be almost overpowering at times. Everyone experiences any or all of those events at some time in life.
If we’re feeling alone, lost, sad or depressed, it might help to phone a friend or trusted family member and just talk things out - a burden shared is a burden halved isn’t it?
However, there may be times we really need to get professional help if whatever is troubling us is bigger than just talking about it with a friend.
In fact, it’s a sign of wisdom and strength for us to be able to say “I need some help”.
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