It’s Hard…Asking For Help
It’s hard to be positive when you’re faced with such negativity.
It’s hard to smile with joy, when anger is sent your way.
It’s hard to stand up to challenge, when so many kick you while you’re down.
It’s hard to shelter those around you, when you’re at the bottom asking for help to get up.
It’s hard to be compassionate, when others compare their inconvenient trials to your desperate struggles.
Is it no wonder that those who are at their wit’s end, pull away, ignore the phone, delete the emails, cry in private and fall out of your life? Sometimes those in struggle can’t take that one more hateful word, one more comment of guilt, one more blame they had no control over.
Remember someone always has it worse than you. And they’re not responsible for the choices you make to help them or not. Don’t assume others don’t know about your sacrifices. Don’t accuse them of being ungrateful, when they’ve said thank you or they appreciate your past help. No one “wants” to ask for help. It takes a lot of strength, courage and humility to turn to others. Don’t smack them down for it. You maybe their last and only option.
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