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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?

The Universe
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...
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  • BISCO_
    It seems like every time you blog - I see a little bit of me in there....

    3108 days ago
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    I find hugging non-relatives a bit awkward, and I'm not big into asking for help either, so I know how you feel. Good for you in asking for and getting the help you needed for funding the reading program and teaching your art classes. There are a lot of good people out there who will sincerely try their best to help. Glad to hear you've connected with a few of them! emoticon
    3111 days ago
    it is hard to ask.... it gets easier the more you do it! emoticon
    3111 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10752350
    We are created to love and care for one another at all times with everyone.

    I love people, all kinds of people. People is what makes living life an adventure of fun and amazing things happening when I go out of my way to share myself with others.

    I really don't care if someone receives what I am sharing of myself or not. The only thing that counts is that I reach out to touch all others at all times because love and caring can over come all kinds of obstacles in this life and when you have someone to share with difficults situations do become much easier to over come.

    Just keep on loving, hugging, smiling, laughing, sharing, singing and dancing through life because this is the fun way to live life. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3111 days ago
    All you have to do to change your life is change your mind.
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  • MARYBETH4884
    I understand your difficulty in asking for help or support , but you did with great success! Keep it up everyone can use more supportive friends!
    3112 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    Thanks for sharing!
    3112 days ago
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