Stronger, Smarter, Braver by Comparison

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Be strong enough to stand alone,
smart enough to know when you need help
and brave enough to ask for it! ~ Unknown

When I first saw this quote yesterday, it brought me back to a chat I was having with my new neighbor about the time we realized we were in big trouble financially.

While I have always fancied myself a survivor, I didn’t feel very strong on that day. In fact I felt pretty weak and it was on that day that I let the cat out of the bag.

Faye, who was no stranger to personal hardship herself (saw through ) what I so desperately tried to hide and was there with an open heart, broad shoulders and suggestions on how to go about getting the help I needed…

I was like ” NO! NO ! NO! I couldn’t possibly do that!” And I was so adamant about it.

I guess you’d have to know my family background to fully understand my resistance.

Words like dependence and humility were not in my family’s vocabulary. Both a sign of weakness!

Thankfully, Faye is not the preachy type and did not look down on me pitifully.

She simply shrugged , pondered on my response and said.

“Sometimes, you have to ask for help!”

I remember those words every time I feel like surrendering to my situation. I don’t even know if she realized how much she helped me on that day.

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