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Brother Can You Spare A Dime? Part 2

This week I had the privilege of helping someone who decided to change his life.  Doesn’t matter the circumstances; what matters is that the person reached out and took help when it was offered. We all find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for help. Does my pride prevent me from getting help  or do I accept graciously and humbly?

I hate asking for help. I hate the idea that I need help or that there’s anything in the world I can’t do all by myself. But the truth is that we all need a hand from time to time. So if you are struggling, ask for help. If you don’t get what you need from the first person you ask, try someone else. The lessons we learn when we’re vulnerable are exactly what make us approachable and able to help others.  On the other hand, if things are going well for you; reach out to someone. Everyday, the world presents us with opportunities to help each other.  It may be as simple as listening, a smile, a kind word or much more.

One last thing. When we let someone help us; we give them the chance to feel good about themselves. Think of it as a gift that goes both ways. Remember: we’re all in this together.

 

Photo Credit:  Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration


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