There are moments when you find you have a need. You do all you can and still need help. So you ask for it.

And then there are other times when you second-guess this system, not because you haven’t done all you can do—you have. Perhaps it’s simply to parse down the help you’ll ask for: “I’ll really need help next month, so I won’t ask for it today even though I could really use it now, too…”

While I encourage doing as much as you can, always, without trying to rely on others for help, I’m learning, slowly, to recognize a particularly backward trait: Hesitation for lack of feeling worthy.

Here’s what I’m learning: Give help easily. Accept help graciously. And never, ever, lose sight of the notion that we are always worthy of help.

My first book, Upside Down Kingdom, is available on Amazon.