This post is by Heather Caliri, regular contributor to The Happiest Home and blogger at A Little Yes. Heather writes about saying “yes” to little things that scare us. You can read all her posts here.
“You guys need some help while you’re moving?” my friend Abi asked last October.
It was one of the craziest months in my life: we disassembled our entire house, packed it into a storage unit, moved into temporary housing, and prepared for a six-month family sabbatical in Argentina. My three- and six-year-olds were reacting predictably to all the chaos. Heck, I was reacting predictably to all the chaos.
If I ever needed help, that was the time. If a friend were going to help, it would be Abi: she and I have been playing backup for each other since our first kids were six months old.
You know what, though? Even though I was at the end of my rope, even though she was offering, I still hesitated to say yes.
That’s when I realized how deep my aversion to needing people is. [click to continue…]