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3. Accept help; be tough enough to ask when you need it
 “But then it occurred to him that any progress he had made on his quest so far he had made by accepting the help that had been offered to him.”
Neil Gaiman, author
“Until we can receive with an open heart,
we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgmenttogivinghelp.”
Brené Brown, author
“After the Cedar Fire, Bob and I often found ourselves
in tears, but never because of what we’d lost. What moved us the most was the care and generosity, proven over and over through countless surprises, of those who rallied to our aid—family, friends and a multitude of strangers.
“It did feel strange suddenly being an object of charity. For years I’d written checks to charities, sponsored impoverished kids in Africa, and schlepped boxes of outgrown clothes and toys to Goodwill. I thought of myself as a giver, not a beggar.
“But now, bereft of everything we’d owned except a Nikon and a laundry basket of photos, it was hard to deny that we were the ones in need. I found it an awkward and embarrassing adjustment until a psychologist friend gave me the perspective I lacked. ‘Sandra,’ she said. ‘Right now yourjobistobeagratefulrecipient.’”
From “The Kindness of Strangers,” Chapter 23 in The Fire Outside My Window
 © 2018 Sandra Millers Younger 13

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