3.12.2013

Heartfelt appreciation


I have never really been one to ask for help regarding issues in my personal life.

If I need help in a Church calling? Sure. No questions asked. Delegate this. Delegate that.

At work, if I am being aggressed towards by a client and they have a good hold of me, I don't take a mili-second to hesitate to ask for assistance.

But if I am physically incapable of removing the air conditioning unit from my window without it dropping it to its death a full-story below ... well, that is different.

Although, I was able to finally muster up some courage to ask a friend do that.

And I mustered some courage to ask a friend to help me put my adorable cubicle shelves together. Although, afterwards he complained to others about my request and how demanding I was.

Blow to my little heart.

If only he had known how difficult it had been for me to ask in the first place. If only he had known I asked him because I thought we were good enough friends. If only he knew how appreciative I was {I tried my best to express it}. If only he had known how difficult that would make it for me to ask another for assistance in my personal life again ...

Truth is, I was so royally bothered by his inconsideration that I did tell him. 

Oops? :)

And that is when THIS conversation ensued.

Goody gum drops, no?

One day we still stop talking about the dreadful last week. However, today is clearly not that day. :)

With how awful last week was, there was no way around it. I needed some assistance. Assistance to do something I could not do for myself.

Considering the outcome of the last time I asked for assistance, you can only imagine how hesitant I was. I took a good while to contemplate who I could ask. And even a longer good while to ask.

But ask, I eventually did.

I almost cried at the immediate willingness.
 

There are no words adequate to express the appreciation for the willingness of someone who does for you what you cannot do for yourself.

It was after this person did me this immeasurable favor that my week turned around completely. And gave me hope for the upcoming weeks and months.

While last week stunk {and stink it did!!!!!!}, my recap of it would not be complete without expressing my gratitude of that moment. 

And so, there you have it.

P.S. Vacation tomorrow!!!!!!!!! And to truly show how excited I am about it, I am going to add a couple more of these: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Amanda Schroeder said...

It really is amazing how kind of christlike people can be. I've seen that in the past few weeks for sure. Wahoo for your vacation by the way! So excited for you!

we&serendipity

Rachel Overson said...

Mindy, I am obsessed with you.

I would send you cupcakes, but I think they would crumble in the mail.

So instead, I'll just obsess over you by saying that yours is my favorite blog, and it truly never fails to inspire me or bring a smile to my face.

Rock on, sister.

Missy W. said...

people are weird. Cookies and Spring Break are AWESOME!

Shan said...

Agh! That guy makes me furious and I don't even know him. So glad that someone was willing to help you!

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