I try to be strong
Work for the things I need
Provide for myself and my children
I’m not lazy
I’m not entitled
I’m not expecting handouts
Life is a giant, difficult obstacle course
And I can’t possibly do it alone
Others have helped along the way
Others still help me
Strangers have saved my life
Friends have made my life bearable
Laughter and love makes it all worthwhile
Especially when shared
I am not in this alone
And while that has worked against me at times
It has also made my life extraordinary
And humbled me to people’s generosity
Peoples affection, care and concern
People going out of their way for me when they didn’t have to at all.
And I’m glad to not be a rock
The other day a man called asking all kinds of questions about his personal account on eBay.
I helped him as much as I could and then referred him directly to eBay.
He thanked me and asked me why I had been so helpful.
I said “because no one succeeds alone.
We all need to help each other out in life”
And I stick by that
I stick by that completely.