Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. – Thomas Wayne (Batman Begins)
Just to be safe, let’s practice yelling as loudly as possible for a rope-ladder.
I love rising out of ashes stories. That journey of climbing out of the pit, brushing down the muck and moving on with life’s lemons? Oh yes.. count me in as I add some tequila into the mix. Funnily enough, I commit the heinous crime of overlooking the lifelines and cooling stations in my own story, not that there were any significant ashes.
Like a bitter pill, I spit out my pride and zip up my mouth. A stubborn misconception plagues me that requesting help makes you weak! It keeps me from taking the first step and admit that maybe, I cannot do this alone. Obviously, it comes with a cost of bewildered family and friends that justifiably feel hurt. Even if they cannot give a hand they can always lend an ear, right?
I am also a hypocrite as when someone else does the exact same thing – I am sense & sensibility personified. Turn the tables and there will be a me-shaped hole in the door… Classy, I know!
I am serving a life sentence for this. At least the prison isn’t empty – in fact, it is probably a fire hazard at this point.
I took my sweet time getting used to counting on someone. Getting married helped. Funny how long it took me to realize that asking for help is the first step in becoming a bigger person. Funny how late I realized the amazing liberty of pestering someone and they will unconditionally be there to carry you through. Did you know they even get you ice-cream? If you did, why didn’t any one tell me sooner? I was missing out.
Oh to have the compassion of the helper and the strength of the … helpee? I am struggling with the maths here.
Check out Erika’s infinitely brilliant take on this
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Interesting quote, movie quotes are seldom picked up but many movies have super lines.
It is a phenomenon that we don’t realize this sooner and do everything not to understand how simple we could break the chains… but right that is the problem: we don’t look at it. Even if someone tells us we wouldn’t understand what they want, like “you don’t know how it is…” But at one point life leads us after we pushed ourselves to the wall and we can only walk when turning around. Wonderful post… and yes, they get you icecream… haha!
Wonderful post, Prajakta, and thank you so much for sharing the link to my post. I appreciate this a lot, dear 💖
It is great to find your insight knowledge and get it out, Prajakta 🙂
And yes, you got icecream too.
Hi Prajakta – Admitting that you have issues is the first step towards resolving them … and puts you ahead of so many other people! Well done. 🙂
A Flame When Finger Tips Touch
Heating of Soul Within to Speak
Yes.. So Many Chains there are to Break
to Say Hello Good Bye How’s The Weather
Up there but
When Rains and
Clouds Come.. An
Open Ear Does Do
Wonders for a Voice Yet
to Speak A Voice Ripe
To Sing And Even
of Sunshine Again..
Smiles.. it’s Worth Noting
Some Folks are Lactose
Intolerant to Ice Cream
Others Don’t Do Steak..
Flowers Will Bring
Roses Do Prick..
hehe.. True.. Prajakta.. There are
Days When Open Ears are Just Enough..
Words Become Help Ice Cream Rose Steak Touch..:)
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