I’ll gladly take all the help I can get.

Can I help you?

We’re used to hearing it in shops, but wouldn’t it be great if we could be asked this question at other more pertinent moments in life?

We all need a little help at times, but unless we’re lucky it’s not always easy to get.

And even when it’s offered, it’s all too easy to decline.

Thanks, I’m fine.

No, everything’s alright.

Last week I caught myself doing just this.

When a friend emailed to touch base and to remind me that she was there if I needed her, I replied saying thank you, but all was well.

Why do we do this, when a sympathetic ear is probably just what we need?

Next time someone offers you some help, bite their hand off.

In a similar vein, never (never) be afraid to ask for help.

As far as we know you’re not superhuman.

There will always be times when you’ll benefit hugely from a little bit of assistance.

The right answer to ‘Can I help you’?

Yes please.

One thought on “I’ll gladly take all the help I can get.

  1. Hi Jon,

    I am so with you on this one, but like a lot of people I tend to say those words ‘I’m fine thanks ‘ . I believe it comes from the same thought process of keeping a stiff upper lip and all that.
    Showing any kind of vulnerability or needing assistance is seen as a sign of weakness. Speaking as someone who has been a lifelong people pleaser it never occurs to others that I might need help as I’m always doing the helping , and thus always appear to cope with everything 😲, so unless I ask , it won’t happen .

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