This post is about the importance of knowing how to receive. It’s about forfeiting that bad pride which makes you go without, all the time.
Is it needful to write about that? You might ask. Well, I think so. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite independent and often forget that I do need others. I’m used to doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, all by myself. Though not always without a fuss. 😉
I was travelling, by air, when this very educational scene played out in front of my very eyes. A Spanish speaking flight attendant offered to carry an older man’s luggage. The man had two small bags and a laptop with him, but refused to accept the help. He confidently stepped out of the plane carrying his load, all by himself, down a very steep stairway. The attendant had not even finished expressing how orgulloso (proud) the man was when a huge commotion started all around us… You guessed it. The proud man (and his luggage) tumbled down the stairs. This was a fall with a bang, which looked very dangerous – especially for someone his age. Everyone rushed to make sure he’s okay, and thankfully he was. Phew! Yet, the whole situation could have been avoided easily…
Soon after the fall, a fellow traveller offered to help me with my bag, so I could focus on keeping my small kids safe. They were travelling with me, by the way. I was just about to say ‘I’m good, thanks…’ when reminiscing the other man’s fall, I heard myself saying ‘Yes’ happily. I graciously handed my bag over to the friendly stranger. We all went down the stairs and lived happily ever after… You know what I mean.
Why is this story so important though? Well…
If you don’t know how to receive you’ll miss out on opportunities.
Don’t be too proud, or too ‘orgulloso’ if you’re Spanish-speaking! Learn how to receive good things from good people, and from God. There are good things waiting to be given… to You! Yes, You. Heck no, I am not talking about being a freebee hunter. Just don’t miss out on genuine help when it’s due. Ask for it and accept it when it’s offered. Doing so graciously doesn’t mean you’re weak, and it might even save your life, one day…
Give HELP and know how to take IT.
Know how to Receive from Your Nearest & Dearest. Know how to Receive from Friendly Strangers too… Share Your Life & Your Load with others.
Just Say ‘Yes’ Already. You know you want to. 🙂