Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ask

“Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Whenever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors and dreams.”

Alice Walker
This isn’t the blog I was planning to write, but I need to say some things. 
I worry about you. 
Are you taking care of yourself? 
Are you getting help when and where you need it? 
How are you getting through times of little support and little money? 
What do you need? 
How will you get it?
Can I help?
Can someone help?
Can God help?
Have you asked?
As I said, I worry about you.
Sometimes it seems that we’re all alone.  We aren’t.  Someone wants to and can help.  What do we do if we can’t find that person?  It depends on the situation, but here are some ideas.  Pick what works for you.
Work.
Rest.
Pray.
Ask for prayer.
Seek counsel.
Trust your instincts.
Write.
Exercise.
Eat well.
Drink water.
Cry.
Laugh.
Eliminate as much negative from your life as possible.
Add as much positive to your life as possible.
Sing.
Practice gratitude.
Practice presence.
Go to the emergency room.
Go to the employment office.
Go to a friend.
Go to a relative.
Go to a neighbor.
Go to God.
Read something inspirational.
Be someone inspirational.
Make a plan.
Do a little something every day.
Do the hardest and/or the scariest stuff first.
Watch your thoughts.
Find a church.
Find a support group.
Admit to what doesn’t work and change it or eliminate it.
Fix it if you can.

There are probably more and better ideas, but the point is that you don’t have to do this alone.  You can Get Started and Keep Going…and if you can’t, ask for help.