22
Jul

Five Minute Friday - help

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on help.
Go.

The hardest thing to ask for
the easiest thing to give.
The hardest to admit you need
the easiest to see if needed.
The way it has somehow come to mean weak and needing to be rescued
but instead means you have so much strength to ask for a hand across the other side.

And we will always help each other,
because the world is complicated and we all need so much help to navigate it.
Because loss is painful and we all need help to realize we are never alone.
Because raising tiny humans is hard, and we all need help to find our humor.
Because it can be scary in the real world, and we all need help to realize we are not being abandoned but trusted.
Because life can be so scary for some and they need help to turn on the light, and step out of the darkness.
Because hurt runs deep and can ruin souls, so we all need help to remind ourselves to stay kind.
Because fear can be debilitating and paralyzing and we all need help to realize our own strength.
Because time can allow you to get lost in fog and we all need help to remind ourselves that it is the only way to heal.

Because love helps us to put our pieces back together again.
Because laughter helps us to find ourselves again.
Because friends help you to create your framily.
Because children help to give you your second chance at childhood.
Because no one needs to be rescued, but everyone could use some help.

Stop.

Comments

  1. Love the way you developed this.

    Richard Bach wrote that one should never stop being a kid, because once you completely grow up, you're dead.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2016/07/your-dying-spouse-184-circle-of-help-fmf.html

  2. Shauna Blaak says:

    Sabrina, this was lovely. I love how poetic you are... powerful thoughts on why we need help, and why we need each other. (visiting from FMF #18)

  3. Emma Hughes says:

    "Because raising tiny humans is hard, and we all need help to find our humor." Yes, yes we sure do! Great post, so true and a profound re-framing of help as a move of strength 🙂

  4. childhood says:

    Thank you all for your kind words. This Five Minute Community is so gentle and loving. We are very lucky to have found one another.

  5. Cheryl says:

    So much packed in so few words. I loved "Because raising tiny humans is hard, and we all need help to find our humor." Mine are not so tiny, but I still need help finding my humor. Laughter is essential in walking well in parenting.

    Yes to the fact: everyone could use some help.

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you Cheryl. It is an amazing community this little piece of Friday!

  6. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I'm looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. many thanks

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you for the kind words, I did create it myself.

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