Walking into the gym this morning as several people jockey to hold the door for me, I realized that I'm finally becoming ok with and feeling grateful for the little things that people do to make life a little easier for me. I never completely understood why I used to have such a visceral reaction to the kindness of friends and strangers until my 79 year old mom admitted that she still recoils when someone offers their arm to help her out. I guess my mom has handed down that stubbornness and fierce independence to me because it's taken many years for me to finally appreciate when someone is just offering a helping hand. It makes people feel good to be of assistance to others so it's really a win-win situation when you can accept a small kindness. I would much prefer an offer of help than for someone to look the other way when they see me struggling so if you run into me out and about, don't be afraid to offer assistance because I will gladly accept it if I need it.
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