In response to the Daily Prompt – Help
Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
Some people call it strong willed. Others call it stubborn. But, I have always taken care of myself.
It might stem from my childhood. My parents didn’t really take the time to teach me things. I learned how to sew on my own. I learned how to iron my clothes on my own. I learned how to do laundry on my own. I also learned how to cook on my own. Basically, I guess you could say, I learned how to be self-sufficient. That’s something children learn when their parents aren’t fully present in their lives.
Don’t get me wrong, I have needed and accepted help along the way. For instance, there was no way I could carry a couch into a moving van by myself. But, even in instances like moving, I would do as much as I could before asking for help.
Even when I got hit by a New York City bus I was determined not to rely on anyone. My right ankle was shattered but I did everything I could to live my life independently. I still hung out with my friends and learned how to drive with my left foot to do so. That was an interesting thing for my friends to witness as I drove up with my right leg draped over the center console.
I really don’t know why I didn’t like to receive help from others. I just found it more fulfilling to be on the other side and be of help to others. I didn’t know that I was actually obscuring The Law of Circulation. If you are unwilling to receive, then you block the flow of this spiritual principle.
Well anyway, something happened where I could not be the stubborn independent person I had always been. I had another accident. Only this time I could not do much of anything. I was at the mercy of the people in my life.
This was very uncomfortable for me and I tried to fight it. I tried to push myself to do things for myself. But, I was broken down and I had to finally accept help from others.
I’ve learned some valuable lessons from this experience. One, I’m not superman and two, if I was, even superman needs help too.