I’m a pretty self-sufficient person. It’s not that there’s no one around to help me, it’s just that unless there’s a requirement for me to be in multiple places at the same time, I’m really able to do things myself. And I do them.
I’m also particular about how I do things, and I’d much rather do something myself, my way, than have other people do them in ways that I don’t like.
However, recently something happened that is requiring meto depend on the help of many others in order to get things done and keep life as we’re used to moving along in as uninterrupted a way as possible.
And you know what? I’ve discovered that there are a lot of people willing to step in, step up and help out. Some of those people surprise me; they’re not on my “Go-To List” that I’d ordinarily think of when I need help. Others have shown me why they’re my friends in the first place. And my family, of course, is always willing to step in at a moment’s notice—even at 7 a.m.!
It’s a nice preview of the months to come. There’s a warm fuzzy feeling when a friend says, “Let me help you.” There’s gratitude when someone understands that I just can’t handle One. More. Thing. and they take over for me. And there’s tremendous appreciation when someone does something without being asked.
I still rely on my own independence. But it’s nice to know that my safety net is bigger than I thought it was. And to all those weaving those supporting strands, a huge thank you!