Saturday, July 23, 2005

First steps

Sometimes the hard part is taking that initial first step, admitting you need help can be one of the hardest steps taken in life. Whether it's through therapy, a self-help group, or just a task you had been sure you could have accomplished alone, realizing you can't go it alone and walking through that door to ask for help is far from easy. Nevertheless, the universal big surprise is realizing that you are not alone. Sometimes it is a real shocker to realize just how many are sharing those proverbial same shoes. Knowing others have been in the same place as you, and they actually do know how you feel somehow makes the burden lighter. By no means does it remove that burden, but it does make it easier to bear. If you persevere there will come a time when you laugh again. It's all about the sharing though. In this one I invite you to share an instance when in order to survive you did have to reach out. You had to ask for help.