Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Most recently, I posted a video of myself ASKING FOR HELP to deliver the inspiring message of hope in my new book, No Stone Unturned: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds, releasing soon on Jan 17, 2021. This was huge for me because I consider myself more introverted than extroverted. I like being behind the scenes and helping while being invisible. However, I knew that the message in my book was too important for me to be shy, so I PUSHED myself to make that video and send it out there into the world on Facebook. I forced myself to leave my comfort zone for the greater good and comfort level of those who will be helped by the message.
This wasn't easy. It was hard for me to "ask for help", and be vulnerable for I spoke from my heart. I had no idea what to expect. To my surprise, I was shocked at the overwhelming response to people who liked, commented "I'm in", and gave me their emails to be on a team with a mission. I was more than humbled, I cried.
My Dad used to tell me, "It is a basic human need for people to feel needed and to feel important." He also used to say, "The only thing that stops you is the letter "t" in can't." He was right, of course. I needed help, and I had to ask for that help by leaving my comfort zone, and in a big way. Thank you Dad. Glad to know you are still guiding and pushing me.
Thanksgiving is around the corner. There is a lot to be grateful for. Yes, we live in crazy times that feels like a science fiction novel. And YES, people still have kindness in their hearts, and are willing to step up to do something good in the world to help another person. People Need Purpose, and "People Who Need People are the Luckiest People in the World"...
Thank you, thank you. I am so very grateful.
So, I invite you to step out of your comfort zone, and ASK lovingly for whatever you need in this moment. You may just be surprised by the miracle you receive too. God Bless.
Debra Taubenslag, Author
No Stone Unturned: How My Special Needs Child and I Transformed Against All Odds