Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wise Word Wednesday

This week's Wise Word Wednesday quote is something I've seen many times but it's never really resonated with me until recently.  I always thought that going out of one's comfort zone was trying something crazy like skydiving!  But in the last few months I have been doing a couple things completely out of my comfort zone.  I didn't even realize they were out of my level of comfort until I started doing it.

If you've been following me for a while you will know that our family has been going through an incredible ordeal for the past almost four years.  Yet, we've never talked about it.  I don't just mean we haven't spoken publicly.  I mean, we hadn't even told our family and closest friends how tough things have been.  We've always just put our heads down and weathered the storm as best we could.  We never wanted to be a bother or a burden to the people in our lives, knowing everyone is busy with their own level of storms.  

Then, things got to a level of crisis and we were encouraged to reach out, open up and let people in.  

Every single person we have spoken with has been completely shocked to realize how much weight we've been bearing and immediately want to help, in any way they can.  No one had any idea how things have been. 

The two things out of my comfort zone (unknowingly) have been:
1 - Telling people how rough things are
2 - Asking for help

I am sharing this with you today because I want you to know that if you are going through a tough time, tell someone.  Ask for help.  Do NOT think you are a bother or an annoyance.  If someone in your life makes you feel this way, that speaks volumes about their character, not yours.  Ask someone else.  There will always be someone willing to help, willing to listen.  I was honestly completely blindsided, to the point of tears (many times), at people's generousity. If asking for help and talking to someone is out of your comfort zone, don't worry.  

Me too.  

oxox Mare
 

2 comments:

  1. Amazing post, Mare. I've personally gone through a few struggles with asking for help, and this really helped. Thank you so much. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing, Mare!. Recently accidentally discovered your YT channel -which I love - and am also enjoying exploring other angles to your 'Mare world'. Please know that you are loved & admired. Asking for help is a sign of strength!. Love & Light ~A

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