Friday, May 27, 2016

Help Me Serve You!

Everyone is my reflection, my brother/sister and myself.
As I give my best, I receive the best.
Giving and receiving are one and the same.
I care and share and give with patience, joy and gratitude.

Please Help Me Serve You Better.

How many times do you ask for help with respect?
How much to you want to improve your life?
How willing are you to help those who want to help you?
How open are you to receive the help you are given?

These are some challenges for care givers, family, helping professionals and friends.

When you ask for help……..
Do you wait until the last minute to ask?
Do you whine and complain?
Do you tell the same story again and again?
Do you ask someone who does not know how to help?
Do you listen to the help or advice they give?
Do you say “thank you”  and show appreciation?
Are you respectful of friends and family who listen?
Do you demonstrate you are trying to help yourself?
Do you respect the personal and professional needs of your helpers?

When your caregiver is distracted, overwhelmed or upset, they cannot give you their best.
When your family members and friends are burned out themselves from stress, they cannot help.
When those you ask feel helpless or burdened, they cannot help easily or well.
When we ask to for help, take some time to think, feel and say what is most important at the time.

Everyone wants to give their best.
Everyone is doing the best they can.
Everyone is trying to give the best they have.
Parents, friends, caregivers and professionals all seek to be helpful.

Sometimes when we find ourselves tired or burned out, we may feel overwhelmed and underserved.
Servers need to be served.
Helpers need to be helped.
Lovers need to be loved.

There is no separation between us. (Helper and One Requesting Help)
While we all have different cycles and seasons in our time.
We all have trials and errors, ups and downs.
We are giving what we know or think we know.

Everyone needs help to be most helpful.
One way to get the help you want is to share clearly and ask for permission.
I am feeling in need of help.
I want ………...(someone to listen, some new ideas or perhaps an opinion?)
Are you able and willing to be helpful?
Is this a good time?
What do you need from me to be most helpful?
I appreciate you for what you have given.

Help is most helpful when we are serving ourselves, as well as another.
Loving you and all,
Betty Lue

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent Love Who sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,
because Love that sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever Love wishes, knowing Love goes there with me.
I will be healed as I let Love teach me to heal.
Principles of miracle workers - A Course in Miracles – 1976