Hope & Happiness


Let’s face it, life can be tough. We ofteb have to do quite a bit of maneuvering to get through it and there is no single formula to ensure you do not mess it up; but there are a lot of hacks to make it a bit easier. One of life’s great hacks is to ask for help and guidance when you need. Whether it be from a trusted friend or family member, or our most loving father, God.

No one should ever be made to feel like needing help makes them weak or less strong or courageous than anyone else – this is the problem with today’s thinking sometimes. Humans simply rely on eachother in numerous ways and it is important for each of us to have a place of refuge and understanding when we hit a bump.

It is especially important for us mommies to have a network of support to offload questions, worries, frustrations and disappointments at times.

The world has made us believe that it is wrong to ask for help; that we are to be wholly “independent”. Truth is, there is no such thing as an “independent” person; we all rely on someone or something in some way.

We rely on our jobs/income, we rely on the supermarkets and cafes to get food , we rely on the internet for entertainment, stores for clothes, friends and family for encouragement and #happiness, news reports for important updates, weather forecasts to plan our day, vehicular transportation in some form, and many more things and people.

Proverbs 12:15 “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”

People who are in mental, emotional, physical, or financial battles should not have to fight alone; many times proper counsel (guidance, advice, #encouragement, etc) is all someone truly requires to help them overcome an obstacle in life. It is important that each of us remembers that we are not islands; as humans we do require uplifting ever so often and there is nothing wrong with that. Talking things over with a friend who has had similar experiences or a professional who can help you to understand what you are feeling and work through it.

As the proverb states, only a fool would believe that they know all and need no one; even billionaires take counsel with business advisers and other successful people.

Don’t ever be afraid to reach out and ask for help when you feel cornered; not everyone may be able or willing to help but it oftentimes just takes one person to give you the perfect piece of advice or those kind words that give you hope.

We can get so accustomed to not asking for help or not wanting to tell anyone about our problems that when we are finally too overwhelmed we do not know what to do or who to turn to. Many people are ashamed to seek counselling or speak to loved ones about anything that is making them uncomfortable or unhappy with life; but it is important to share experiences that you are having difficulty dealing with. You may be surprised that a friend, family member or life coach may have faced similar problems and they can help you figure out your next move.

It is so important to admit when you cannot carry a burden on your own and to have a support network that you can share your story with. And, never forget to give thanks for the things in your life that only you are privileged to have like children, family, job, your talents, experiences and especially your freedom to live.

What is one piece of great advice about life that somone gave you?

What advice would you give someone who is in a bad place with marriage, or finances or their job right now?

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