52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change # 45: Ask someone
one is such a tough one for me. I grew up saying, "I can
do it myself" and my parents were proud.
I feel uncomfortable when I realize I need help. Or even if I
know that things would be a lot simpler and a lot faster if I
asked for help.
And I know I feel great when I am able to help someone. I love
to give and serve. I need to let others feel good about helping
How about you? Where are you playing lone ranger, when you could
use some assistance?
We can't assume that people don't want to help. Let them choose
whether to help or not. Don't decide automatically that they won't
want to help you. Maybe they do. And if they don't, that is their
option also- no guilting people! Just move on to someone else.
On our local Freecycle group, a group that people post things
they know longer need, someone asked for a car. This single parent
with three kids and no transportation didn't think someone would
give her a car, but a friend talked her into it. And the next
day, a kind stranger had given her a car.
The world is full of people so we can help one another. You can't
have, if you do not ask. And the worst that can happen is a no.
What have you got to lose?
Teaching Guide to Asking for Help (for kids, but helpful info
for Help for Caregivers
for asking for Help
Others by Asking for Help
What could you use help with?
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