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.