Support comes in many forms. And all of them are necessary. Physical form can manifest itself in many ways. Those times when we are unwell and need to be assisted by others. The chicken soup and rides to appointments and such. You can also supports others with tasks. In the office there may be those times when someone is behind on some report and may need your assistances.
I’m sure we can all think of a time when we have needed some form of physical help and most of us would be willing give it, however, accepting help is a much different scenario. We all would like to believe we are above need help. Wrong! Everyone will face a time when they have to say, “Please help me”. The most amazing part of all this is, it doesn’t make you weak, it makes you strong. Just the fact that you ask for help, support, or hand up (please note I didn’t say hand out, because that’s a very different topic) shows that in spite of yourself, you stepped out of your comfort zone. Remember that!
Spirit support sometimes thought of as prayer is another thing, we are able to ask for others. Like “well you pray for my friend, he is having surgery tomorrow”, we will do that, but when the rolls are reversed, and it is us in need those prayers, it becomes a difficult request. Remember everyone can use a pray for time to time. I consider it a great honor to be asked to pray for someone. I also am honored when someone prays for me. We can never have too support in other lives.
Then there is Emotional support. I think this may be the hardest assist to ask of someone. This requires us to show ourselves at a vulnerable state. Often tears are involved, and when that happens all bets are off. This one can be a big one for many, because many of us where raised to not show emotion, it will makes us seem weak. Please understand, I’m not saying you should be a cry baby, so you can prove you are in ‘touch’ with your emotions.
However, there are those times, for example, a death of a family member, the lose of an animal or the loss of a relationship when you may need emotional support and will fight to except it. Don’t! Believe it or not, emotional release i.e. tears can be as beneficial to they person who is ‘being there’ for you as it will be for you. Take the risk!
Everyone needs support in one form or another. When that time comes for you, do your best to get over yourself and except it. It will be the right thing to do, even if it doesn’t feel that way at the time.