Can you help me? Will you help me? Are you able to help me?
There are so many people throughout the world from all different walks of life who are in need of aid in their own darkest hours. The world is becoming an increasingly dark place to live in. We, as human beings, should always strive to help those in need, and if we are semi-decent individuals, we do try to assist anyone who may need require aid. It is the only way we can even come close to trying to improve the various ills that occur everywhere in the world. If we have a heart, we will help a needing a hand. It is absolutely as simple as this.
What about when we are on the other end of this?
We are great at offering help, but we often feel so very shameful when we are in the position of needing to ask for help. It is so easy to offer help to those other people in need, but what about when that person is us? What are we supposed to do when we are riding the struggle bus hard and cannot overcome whatever obstacle we are facing at any given time? How do we hand our darkest hour when the clock strikes the time?
Basically, how do we ask for help when we need it?
Right now, I am obsessed with this British show on Netflix called Embarrassing Bodies, where citizens of Great Britain visit three different doctors with various medical issues and abnormalities. Each episode is devoted to a common issue that almost everyone or a large amount of people deal with and the various ailments that people suffer from. They meet with various citizens in whatever town they arrive in, and they help diagnose, treat, and discuss all of the medical issues people are too embarrassed to discuss even with their normal general practitioner.
They offer help and assistance to the various citizens because the citizens themselves are too embarrassed and/or prideful to ask for help.
I’m sort of in a similar boat right now. I don’t have any physical ailments right now, but I am embarrassed to admit that I need a little help getting through a rough patch in my life. Every now and again, though I have not yet figured out exactly why, I get a little sad. A job I applied to rejected me, or my current job is stressing me out. I am stressed out about the news of the world. Any or none of those things can get me stressed out. I do not have a clue. I just know one thing.
I am sad, and I need help cheering myself up.
Right now, a friend from high school is taking pity on me and offers to spend an evening after work with me to hang out and catch up. I don’t want to ask for the help, but I will take it if it is offered.
I need a little help from friends.