A couple of weeks ago, I regaled you all of the tale on how my mother and I rejected some help we desperately needed because we didn’t think we needed it. You can read more about that here.
That month is coming to an end and here is what I learned:
1. There is an art to receiving graciously. I am starting to learn that art, but it does not come naturally. There is some confused part of me that believes there is value in doing it alone.
I’ve learned to smile at every offer. Receive with open arms and allow the wise part of my being that understands there is no value in going it alone to offer the giver a proper thank you.
2. Receiving BIG help with an open heart cleanses the soul. I accepted some really huge help from some amazing people these last couple of weeks. Up until recently, receiving at this level would have felt humiliating (as in “I’m embarrassed I even need this much help”). But something magnificent happened.
It was like someone hit a reset button on my soul. A big stream of love washed over me each time I took in the beauty of the other person’s gift and it made me feel safe and relaxed at a time when I really need to feel those things.
3. Receiving from others teaches you a new story about your life. I have a new appreciation for how many wonderful people surround me. I am in awe of the generosity of people I would have called acquaintances a few weeks ago. I now call them friends.
I am deeply grateful for my life.
What about you? Are you willing to take this challenge? Accept any and all help offered to you for 30 days and see what happens. Then come back here and tell me about it! I can’t wait to hear!