It’s Ok To Lean Into Help

It’s ok to lean on people. It doesn’t make you weak. It doesn’t make you a mess. It doesn’t make you less worthy, or valuable, or lovable.

Let yourself lean.

Let yourself lean on your loved ones when you feel like you’re drowning – the ones who love you will want to throw you a lifeline. Chances are, they will probably jump down into the water and pull you out.

Let them help.

Let yourself lean on your loved ones when your heart is broken, and your bones hurt, and it seems like it’s too much to get out of bed in the morning. The ones you love will let you sleep, and then they’ll be there to help you out of bed. They’ll hold your hands when you need it. They’ll hold your heart, too.

Let them help.

Let yourself lean on your loved ones when your kids are driving you crazy and all you want to do is leave the house for an hour in silence – but you can’t, because you have tiny humans to take care of. When that happens, resist the urge to take it on all by yourself. Call a friend. Call your spouse.

Let them help.

Let yourself lean on your loved ones when you’re faced with all-consuming grief. When someone you love has passed away, when someone you love is battling illness – it can be dizzying. The world keeps spinning, and you can’t catch up, and it’s natural to want everything to just stop. When that happens, remember to take a breath. Then remind yourself that there are people who want to help you find your rhythm.

Let them help.

It’s a natural instinct to want to do things on our own – to prop up the image that we can do it all, without help. But that’s just a lie. Everyone everywhere needs help once in a while. And that’s ok.

We are stronger when we let ourselves lean into the tribes, the communities, and the relationships that we have built. When you let yourself lean in to help, you’re strengthening the bonds that you have created. When you let yourself lean in to help, you’re letting yourself become a better version of yourself, too.

Lean into help. It’s ok, I promise. TC mark

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