You know…the “H” question.
So many people avoid the utterance of the H-word like the plague.
Yet, they will freely litter their communication with S-words, B-words, C-words, R-words, and N-words. Of course, some also use every variation of the F-word known imaginable to man. I cannot discount the fact that the well-placed F-bomb can be highly effective. But we will leave that for another day.
Does spelling out this four-letter word make it easier for you to say?
Asking for help is not always easy, especially for those having been raised that it is a sign of weakness to do so.
Perhaps, early life lessons were taught that one should never “owe” another, so receiving any help obligates someone for life?
One must know the difference between need and want. The intention must not be to purposefully manipulate others to take advantage of them and their generosity. It requires humility, honesty, openness, and vulnerability.
There comes a time in everyone’s life when help, support, or assistance is needed. Even though it may be difficult, accepting occasional help is a reminder of humanness, and offers healing. It offers a way to show heart from the giver, as well as the receiver.
Yes, HELP is a four-letter word, but the utterance of this word does not mean that shame or guilt must accompany it.
Just like the F-word, it can be quite effective when used properly. Learn how to use it wisely.