Saturday, January 31, 2015

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Sometimes I feel like I am always asking someone for help.  I am not handy around the house so I have to ask Mike to help me with my gutters and replaces light bulbs in ceiling figures. T and Debbie have forbidden me from climbing ladders when I'm alone... Just because I feel and broke the same foot twice???  sigh.

After a while that negative voice in my head begins to tell me I'm useless... I don't know how to do anything.  Today I know that voice is not true.  I can do a lot of things, just not things involving ladders or stray cats in cages.

"Cats in cages?" you ask?  The short version is that there was a stray cat who decided to take up residence in Scooter's backyard. To say the least, Scooter was not happy about this arrangement.  Scooter very loudly took exception to Giant Kitty sitting on his deck in the middle of the night.  I was not getting much slept with all the racket.  Giant Kitty knocking over the empty trash can, Scooter barking like we were being invaded by aliens. It was very loud

I finally borrow a live trap and caught Giant Kitty.  GK was not happy with this arrangement and was hissing and growling. It scared the crap out of me.  I couldn't leave him out in the cold but I was afraid to go near the trap.  After calling every cat person I know, T.O. came to my rescue and put GK in the shed for the night with a nice warm blanket.  GK now resides at Cats R Us where he has been neutered, given shots and is waiting for adoption.

You see how I might feel inept?  In the midst of all this confusion, Mike asked me to help him with T's anniversary gift.  Then T.O asked me to help her decorate a T shirt.  It took me until this morning to realize that THEY helped me and I helped them.  I wasn't seeing the whole picture because of that negative voice in my head. I can't do chores with screw drivers or scary cats but I can do artsy things.  

T.O. was amazed at something I thought was so easy that I didn't realize it could be a big deal to someone else. Mike could have framed the T shirt but he has been working a zillion hours and had no time to buy what was needed.  We really do get by with a little help from our friends.  I'm so blessed to have wonderful friends.  

1 comment:

  1. How lovely that you realised, what goes around comes around and paying it forward always works. I have no doubt that others value your friendship as much as you value theirs. I know I do! ((hugs)) :o))


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