Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Easy to Say, Hard to do...

My dad once told me that it is a kindness to accept help from others. He said it was far easier to give help than to take it.

Isn't that the truth? It is so easy to be the one who lends a hand. I love to make a meal for a friend who is ill, wrap a special gift when I see someone who needs cheering up, take carpool turns when my friends are overwhelmed. But when I am the one who is overwhelmed, I don't want anyone to know. I guess I don't want anyone to see a chink in the armour.

So Dad really did know best.

He also taught me how to crochet. He learned when he was in the Navy. I love that guy!

6 comments:

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I hate to admit that I need help too.

And your dad sounds alot like my dad. He took me to purchase all of my prom and homecoming dresses as well as my wedding dress!

Sabrae said...

It's always hard to take help from others :) Believe me I know!

Caffeine Court said...

It's so cool that he taught you to crochet! Sounds like he is a wise man.

jenn said...

So, so true. I love to be the helper, but feel so ashamed to admit when I need help.

simplynotso said...

Wow, cool Dad!

Jaina said...

That's so true. It also depends on who's trying to help.