Even Superman Needs Help Too


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.

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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.


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Jose Cosme

Originally from Bronx, New York, Joe is no stranger to adversity. Having studied many philosophies, he has triumphed over these adversities and has helped others do the same. Professionally, Joe has had the rich experience of working with people with disabilities as he helped them reach their fullest potential. Now, as the creator of the "What I Gotta Say About It" blog, Joe continues to influence the world as he helps people to realize their highest potential and to reach for the unlimited possibilities available to us all.


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