I love to help people.
It is just one of those things that brings me a lot of joy.
My husband says that I help people too much because I often will neglect my own health and safety to help others, which is probably true. I have tried to work on saying no to people when they ask me for help if I have other things that need immediate attention, but it is so hard for me to say no. If my husband knows that I am busy, he usually just says no for me. I really appreciate his help, but I really need to learn for myself. I had a friend ask me the other day if I could help her move, and of course, I said yes even though I had other things that I should have been doing that were quite important. I ended up in the hospital with a concussion and some chipped teeth. Everything was fine until I decided to carry a big old air conditioner by myself. I was too proud to ask for help even though I knew that the air conditioner was too heavy for me to carry alone. I carried it all the way down the stairs and out the door. I got to the sidewalk, and that is when everything went wrong. I stepped on the air conditioner’s cord that was dangling in front of me, and I fell. It was a hard fall, and it knocked me out. I hit my head pretty hard on the air condition. My friend said that I was out for about a minute. It was quite scary. I ended up in the hospital with a concussion and a few chipped teeth.