Friends With BenefitsHeather Sokol
I have never been so glad to turn a calendar page in my life. May has not been a merry, merry month. There isn’t an aspect of my life that hasn’t been full of stress and challenges. But, I made it through.
With a little help from my friends!
I am so blessed to have amazing friends and family who have my back, give of their time and talents so generously, and offer help — even when I can’t bring myself to ask for it.
Why is it so hard to accept their help?
I reached a point this month where I really didn’t have a choice. I desperately needed help, and I had people ready and willing to provide it.
I had a car to drive, when ours was out of commission. I had a dog sitter, when my family wanted a day at the beach. I had professional advice, when I couldn’t have afforded it on my own. I had the most amazing day, crossing off an item on my 40×40 list.
And, the price for all of that? Friendship.
It’s quite simple, really. I don’t know why I make it so hard.
When it goes the other way, I’m the first to jump in to offer whatever I can. Oh, you need a dress for that wedding? I have one in your size. You need a night out with the hubby? Please, please let me watch your kids. Working late tonight? I’ll drive that carpool for you. It’s really no big deal to jump in and help friends when they need it.
I just have to remember that my friends feel the same way about me.