It can be hard as hell to ask for help! The Society we live in today focuses so much on self and figuring out all of life's quirks and turns on your own. However, very few things in life are absolute, including this "pull yourself up by Your own bootstraps" mentality. There are times in life when you will find yourself in a predicament you have never encountered before. At moments like this, it is very easy to fall into a cycle of trying to figure it all out on your own, beating yourself up or both.
The truth is we all need somebody at some point and life becomes imbalanced when we begin to believe we only need ourselves. Listen, we as humans all have the need to have RELATionships. Ask yourself, at some point in life, you could utilize an additional mind, hand, heart or resource, right? Simply put errbody needs somebody and it is ok because guess what---we were designed that way! We are now in an entirely new decade and the name of the game is helping self and others as much as you can!
The gratitude in asking for help, is that you allow someone the opportunity to serve you and love you when you may not feel your best. A solo journey is beautiful, yet a life filled with authentic family, friends and trusted loved ones is way more fulfilling. When you get to a place where you can ask for help and graciously accept help, it creates a knowing that no matter what happens in life, help from somewhere will always be supplied---because you asked!