Do you have a hard time letting others help you? Do you ask your partner for help but end up doing it yourself because you can do it faster, or better, or you know then it will get done? Hmmmm, sounds like me. 🙁 Well I am becoming aware of this personality defect in me and am working to change it. I am focusing on stepping aside and allowing others to do things their way, at their speed, and of late, I have found a whole new reason to let others help. Gratitude.
In the last month I have found out why my leg has hurt from time to time for the last 7+ years. It has nothing to do with my leg. It is deferred pain from my deteriorating hip. So I am sending Reiki love to my hip and doing self hypnosis, and until it is repaired, I am asking for a wheel chair at the airport. What an eye opening experience! Here I am with the elders feeling quite out of place and also feeling that I need to get up, walk out, and leave this service for those who are more in need. But I resisted my feeling to run (as if I could) and waited for my turn.
As I sit in the plane where I was able to preboard, I am flooded with gratitude for my wheelchair assistant. I was a newbie to this service and he gave me the royal treatment. He excused himself as he wheeled me past those waiting in the TSA precheck line. He emptied and then later refilled my water bottle, and took my ticket to the flight attendant so I could preboard. This experience has given me time to observe and bless those who help others, not just as a job, but because they care.
To all of you who take care of others in the health field or care for family members, I say “thank you” for doing what so often becomes a thankless job.
Please receive my gratitude for all you do for others.
In the Light,