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  • Writer's pictureYvette Francis

How May I Help You??

Updated: Jun 5, 2022

When some people ask for help, they are very specific about what they want and how they would like to be assisted. This makes it easier for you (the potential giver of help) to readily determine whether you can help them or not.

However, there are times when a person may generally ask for help with a task, leaving it open to your interpretation of how to provide that help. In such situations you may then attempt to clarify the request, in an effort to give them

what they truly need. The rub with this approach is that what they need (what would best serve their highest good) may not be what they want!

When I choose to help others, my preference is to enable them to better help themselves in the future. This way the help is more far-reaching and useful in the long run. You know the old saying… “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day…”

The unfortunate thing is that so many people would rather you just gave them the fish… well-seasoned and cooked while you’re at it!

Here’s to more of us embracing the opportunity to be able to help ourselves.



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Dec 10, 2021

this is a delicately balanced challenge for as you rightly said more often than not what the person who is asking wants is their ask to the question posed. Sadly time and experience would have led them down a particular path which really leads to nowhere. The challenge is therefore to recognize those times and to delicately guide to the path which is most beneficial to the future good.

Feb 09, 2022
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