This week I have been thinking about how most people try to do things by themselves. I feel like the whole world is too consumed on trying to look strong and trying to be independent that no one realizes the power of letting other people help them. I think it’s unhealthy to try and do everything on own.
One thing I think people need to realize is when you're struggling with something mentally it's ok to talk to people or ask for help. For example last year three people in my family had cancer and it was really hard. For awhile I held all my fear and hurt in and tried to present myself as strong to society however inside I was scared for my family. I never really knew the power of letting people help me mentally I usually would just put on a smile and would focus on other people. during the summer of 2014 while I was at camp one of the letters I received from my grandma had a message in it about my grandpa not feeling well. I mentioned it to one of my counselors figuring it was just his normal heart stuff so I wasn't too concerned because his heart is always a problem. The day I came home from camp we had to rush to the hospital to see him so then I was very concerned. My grandpa was very sick for most of the summer so l would text my family group leader from camp Matt every once in awhile and update him. The night we found out my grandpa had cancer and that it was spreading very quickly I texted Matt and told him and his response was how far away do you live gabby; my other counselor, Shawn; his wife and I want to come see you and talk to you is it ok if we come tonight? It was very late and things were chaotic and at my grandmas so we decided to plan to meet up on the following Tuesday. That Monday my grandpa passed away even though my grandpa wasn’t here anymore Matt, Shawn and Gabby still came tuesday and we talked and hung out outside for two to three hours. After they left I realized the power of letting people help you because if i wouldn't have told them what was going on they wouldn't have known I needed help. I always realized how amazing some people are at helping people, I didn't expect them to come out and see me and they did .Although the day was dreary with the whole family mourning those twos hours were very joyous and happy. Just being able to talk through things and laugh about things that happened at camp meant a lot because it was a chance for me to clear my mind. Sometimes admitting you're struggling and and asking for help can change your life like it did mine.