Google returns over eight and a half billion (that’s right, BILLION) results when you search for the word ‘help’.
In anyone’s terms that’s a lot.
Mind you, Google’s ‘auto-complete’ feature (which suggests ideas as you type) thankfully suggests that not every searcher is seeking salvation.
Add the word ‘me’, for instance, and Google suggests that the most popular searches are for ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’, ‘Help Me Make it Through the Night’, and ‘Help Me Rhonda’. Alongside these three tunes, there’s just one cry for help: ‘Help Me Lose Weight’.
When do you really need help it’s unlikely to come from Disclosure, Gladys Knight, or the Beach Boys. In all probability it’s going to come from someone who’s close at hand.
But just as Google simply sits there quietly waiting for you to ask something, friends and family may not realise that you need help until you actually ask for it.
Maybe, like me, you’ve a tendency to believe that your needs are always obvious. In fact this is rarely the case.
So the next time you could truly do with a hand, please be sure to ask for it. Rhonda.