Thursday, August 19, 2010

Help me help you

by Susan G. Haws


Help me help you. I say that phrase a lot these days; whether it is in reference to helping my mom sit up or trying to diagnose her current need. I tell her, “pull on me and I’ll pull on you.” When the person seeking help does their part, the person helping has a much easier time. With moving I try to make it easy on people I ask to drive a load of boxes or deal with the house. How does this relate to anyone else’s’ situation? When we ask for assistance from a critique friend, editor or even God; the more we give the more they have to work with and can give back.

5 comments:

  1. What a nice way to put things. I like that.

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  2. It's such a simple law and yet it is so easy to forget. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Great comparison. It's always nice when those we serve are doing what they can as well.

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  4. Love what you said, Susan. Thank you.

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  5. What a powerful message, Susan! Thank you.

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