Hello Girlfriends – I wrote several blogs ago, “Don’t be afraid to ask for help.” Well, I’m going to continue along these lines. Asking for help is a little different than allowing to be taken care of by others.
Knowing you can care for yourself but allowing to be taken care of.
To allow our significant others, our girlfriends, our mothers, fathers, sisters, family to come to us and do things for us is priceless. Not asking for help but allow the “Power of Receiving” and accepting this gift of being taken care of.
You may be asking what do you mean by being taken care of? Well, this can be a simple gesture from a neighbor taking out your trash, picking up your mail or newspaper, to having someone volunteer to fix you dinner and bring it over to you or watch your children for a few hours while you take care of yourself.
Such a lovely thing to have someone unexpectedly bring you flowers, or cook a meal since they know you’ve been extremely busy at work.
How do you react when someone wants to do something wonderful for you?
Do you accept graciously and say “thank you.”
Do you feel as if you have to reciprocate immediately?
Do you not know what to say and end up saying, “you didn’t have to do this for me but it’s very kind nonetheless?”
Next time this happens to you watch and feel your reaction to this kindness.
For myself, I tell that person how grateful I am for their presence in my life and I simply smile in joy. I call these wonderful surprises in life “GOD WINKS.”
Now of course it goes both ways, you too can do a kind gesture for others. It’s always so much more gratifying to give then to receive.
Would love to hear your comments on how you feel when someone comes along and wants to take care of you?
Remember, may the possibilities of today excite us all!