“Are you in the habit of teaching people you have no needs? How does it feel when they believe you?”
—Emily P. Freeman
Often, without awareness, I’ve spent my life convincing people I have no needs. I fear being a burden; to appear needy or weak. I’m also the one who will carry 12 bags at the same time and won’t ask for help.
Would you jump in the middle of an ocean, surrounded by miles of water, without a life preserver or boat? Sure, you may be able to swim, and swim well. You may be able to tread water for a while and keep your head above water. Pretty soon though, the waters will overwhelm you. You will get tired. You need some type of support to keep you from drowning.
Lately, I’ve been reminded of the importance of support, and I’ve actually accepted it. I view it as a life preserver in the middle of the ocean of life. Rather than viewing the need for support as weakness, I now see it as VITAL to keep my head above water.
I don’t know what support looks like for you, but I encourage you not to be afraid of it. We aren’t created to do life alone, just as we can’t swim across oceans without support. It isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of being human.Follow me on social media: