Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Gift of Getting Help

Many years ago, when I was still using crutches, I was struggling to open a heavy, spring loaded door and, much to his mom’s amazement, a very little boy rushed across the parking lot to help me.  When he was done he beamed his pleasure at me.  Since then, because of my disability,  I have asked for help numerous times, with similar results.  Recently I have been getting a lot of help with the promotion of my book, help happily given.  Today I acknowledged that I needed a new computer and began seeking assistance.  Once again I was met with enthusiastic willingness.  One of the principles of attitudinal healing that I learned years ago is that “giving and receiving are the same”.  Each is a gift to be cherished.