How many times in life have you felt like things were tumbling in on you and a friend reached out to help you? There is support all around us all the time but we can't take advantage of it unless we let people know what is going on in our lives.
Today I was a a swim meet watching my grandchildren swim. For the very young swimmers there were older swimmers in the pool beside them as a safety net. The tiny five and six year old swimmers were splashing and kicking but there was someone there beside them if they needed help as they swam the 25 yards across the pool.
I think life is that way. There are always people around who are willing to help us out if we get in trouble or go under. We just have to be willing to reach out. Many times we are afraid of what people will say if we admit we are vulnerable but most of the time others realize we have troubles and are willling to help if we just admit we need them. The human spirit is kind and gentle and willing to work for the good of all mankind. It is just as much a gift to allow someone to help you as it is to be the one who helps.