My ninth wish is that we open ourselves to receiving help from others when we need it and not being shy about asking for help from our family and friends.
How many times have you said to your family and friends “what can I do to help?” Most of the time the response is “thank you so much, but I’ll/we’ll be fine”…but the reality is that you could really use the help! Why are we so willing to offer help to others but not accept help for ourselves?
As a Realtor, my schedule is more flexible than most, I can help my friends by meeting repair or delivery people at their homes for them – they all have wi-fi, so I can work there as easily as my own home or office. But when they have offered to help me, I tend to try to handle it all myself.
So my wish is that we all be more open to accepting help when offered, times are tough and we all need our friends.