I was young once, and vigorous.
Now that I am getting older and not in good health I feel very vulnerable. In my earlier days I could do and did for myself anything and everything. I think it was a pride thing. Now I need help. I don’t just want help, I need help. I don’t like it. It makes me feel vulnerable.
My neighbor has thoughtful suggested that I relax and graciously ask for and accept help and then say thank you. The Yankee self-reliance isn’t serving me very well these days!
I don’t want to feel diminished but rather want to feel valuable. Its hard for me to be a human being rather than a human doing!