I Need You!

Almost as important as the words, “I love you” are the words, “I need you.” Why? Because it’s a basic human need to be needed. And because by divine heritage, we like to serve others. But we don’t always know who or how to help. I have to admit that I’m terrible at calling for help. I like to think I can handle everything myself—even when I can’t. I feel private, maybe embarrassed, about my need. And I don’t want to put others out or cause concern. But there are great benefits of asking others for help. I thought of six things. Maybe you can think of others. 1) When you say, “I need you,” often you’ll go on to state the “how” part. Then we feel confident to take action in a specific way. 2) Your asking for help makes us feel needed and important. 3) You honor us by trusting us with your urgency. 4) You invite us inside in an intimate way. 5) You give us an opportunity to serve which makes us happy. 6) We become bonded in deeper friendship. For these reasons, I should not be embarrassed to ask for help. I must always remember that “We are all in this together. We need each other. Oh, how we need each other!” (Marjorie Pay Hinckley).

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