GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ask and you shall receive. It's a pretty popular little saying...started by the best guy ever, BTW.
The point is, lots of us humans like to feel sorry for ourselves sometimes, don't we? Complaining that we do the heavy lifting, either physically or figuratively, at work, at home, on the board or even in familial situations.
We just love, love, love to shout from the rooftops how put-upon we are; how we are the only ones who are dedicated, hard-working, responsible, accountable, and/or towing the line.
The truth, in most instances, is that if we are indeed an "army of one," it is by our own choosing. I have found it to be the case that, when we (and I'm just as guilty as the next bonehead) are whining and moaning that we're single-handedly carrying a burden it is due to one of two very basic reasons:
1. A need to be in control 2. A refusal to seek for or accept a helping hand
When it all comes down to it, pride is a deal-breaker, yo. Swallow it down and let it go. Need some help? Ask for it. You might be surprised that the other humans are remarkably receptive to the request. Besides, tackling a challenge is always more fun with a group, no?
And for tougher tasks, put in a call to the Big Guy - He never fails, even when the answer comes in a way we might not have considered, capisce?
JN 16:23B-28 Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and yo will receive, so that your joy may be complete. “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father for you; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world; now, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.”