Sunday, December 16, 2012
I found this on Hippichick1's page and I'm all for helping out the Universe.
Official Top Ten Spiritual Ways to Defeat Boredom, Make Friends, Find Love, Trim Down, Shape Up, Discover Your Purpose, Make a Fortune, and Shine Your Light, are...
1. Take action.
2. Show up.
3. Lean into it.
4. Start anywhere.
5. Keep busy.
6. Get out more.
7. Ask for help.
8. Shake more hands.
9. Give more hugs.
10. Don't stop.
You were already visualizing, right?
I have problems with 7, 8, and 9. My family history is one of not showing emotion, giving affection or asking for help, we're the original stiff upper lip Englishmen, well actually Cornishmen. I remember once telling my Mom I loved her and her reply was "that's nice."
Long ago when my Father died, I was impressed by my sister-in-law and how freely she gave affection and I vowed to try and be more like her. I have gotten much better at verbally giving affection but touching people is still hard. I don't have a significant other in my life to shower affection on so mostly it is bestowed upon my pets. I think I will surprise the next person I see with a hug.
Asking for help is also hard! Why do I think I have to go it alone? More family baggage I think. It is amazing what happens when you do ask for help though. Last summer I was telling my neighbor about problems I was having raising money for the summer reading program at the library and she took that problem and rattled all the money trees in town and between the two of us we raised $5000! She also did a phenomenal job of running the organizing the reading incentive portion of our summer reading program.
Another thing that has come out of my asking my neighbor for help is she was behind my teaching art classes to local home school kids which has been a financial blessing for me and also helped me attain a personal achievement. I really must ask for help more often! Now, just to get out there and shake more hands...