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Tiny Wisdom: On Asking for Help

“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne

We often think that admitting struggle is a sign of weakness, but we all struggle sometimes. We all get overwhelmed sometimes. We all need help sometimes. Acknowledging this is not a sign of weakness, but struggling alone is a choice to grow weak.

We all need each other. No one is an island. The good news is that people really do care. Think about it. If someone you know was hurting, would you offer your support? If someone you know got into a tough situation, would you help them find a solution? You’d probably want them to come to you–to know that you care and they can trust and depend on you.

Why not give them the opportunity to do the same for you? Why push yourself to your breaking point when there are people who’d be honored to help lighten your load?

If you’re carrying more than you can handle today, choose to let some of it go by letting someone else in. You may feel vulnerable asking for help, but wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all learned to depend on each other?

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About Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook series (which includes one free eBook) & co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you get unstuck & change your life. She's now seeking stories to include in her next book, 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Tiny Buddha. Click here to share your story! For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter & Facebook.

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  • http://www.thepowerofreceiving.com Amanda Owen

    Love this Lori! Such a good reminder to receive as well as give. I just sent out RT.

  • http://profiles.google.com/karenmeyerlmt Karen Meyer

    This is what I need….I always withdraw when I’m struggling…..

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    Hi Karen,

    I have done that many times before because that vulnerable feeling is somewhat uncomfortable. But I know I am always able to rebound more quickly when I let other people help me. I’m glad this was helpful to you. =)

    Lori

  • Flexprogress

    We have been in a bad financial state recently which was very stressful it was only when we talked about it with friends and family that that burden was eased, i am so gratefull for the people who care about me

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    Thanks Amanda! I always refer people to your book when they say they haven’t been getting what they need. (The Power of Receiving, for anyone who may be reading).

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    That’s so nice to hear. I’m glad that you have good people to help you get through this difficult time. =)

  • http://www.thepowerofreceiving.com Amanda Owen

    Hi Lori
    I just saw this! Thank you! xo 

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  • Wizzywilly13

    We often think that admitting struggle is a sign of weakness, but we all
    struggle sometimes. We all get overwhelmed sometimes. We all need help
    sometimes. Acknowledging this is not a sign of weakness, but struggling
    alone is a choice to grow weak.

  • Christine

    Dear people, HELP ME and my family!!! I am single mother of
    two beautiful kids ( 3 and 2 years old). We were very happy family for few
    years, but now we are in the very bad situation. I have opened my own shoe
    store a year ago, but the thinks didn’t work out as I planned and now I am in
    debts over 10 000. Bank wants to take our apartment and then we have nowhere to
    go. I am scared till death; can not sleep at nights. This is my last chance to
    save our family- Asking you for the help. If you can, please donate any amount
    of money true PayPal to the e-mail mydlaren@yahoo.com. I pray to the God that
    out there is some people who will believe this and help me. God Bless you
    all!!!!Best regards- Christine