We’ve all been lucky enough to have people help us, out of the goodness of their hearts, to move house or assist with home maintenance like tree removal, furniture moving, and the like, to which I offer a huge round of applause and a thank you from the bottom of my heart. I always try to reimburse them for their time and effort; beers and pizza always seem to go down well!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t include a couple of pictures from the “Poplar Chainsaw Massacre of 2007″, where the huge poplar in front of our house, was felled with help from some willing volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without them and their ingenuity.
Despite my good experiences with help from my friends, the concept of requesting and receiving help from individuals has been a bit of a sticking point with me on occasion.
Some people we know, and have been close to us, have never bothered to ask us if we need help with anything. Just checking in to see how we are doing is a stretch for some. I get that people live busy lives and cannot always be there, but when I see these same folks rushing to the aid of others, it can be painful to see.
It’s hard to accept that there are people in our life who don’t get it, and don’t seem to care to work it out. They seem to be too busy or important in their own lives just and check in, and see if someone needs help. Oh well, as we know, there’s help out there, even if we have to search a little deeper for it.
Often, we hire our help. While it may hurt in the wallet, it can hurts in the heart far less.