Mom likes new shoes and loves to shop. You see, she has bad feet which often hurt. We do our best to take care of them. She sees a podiatrist regularly and she wears really good shoes. When Mom has any trouble with her feet, she believes the problem can only be cured with new shoes, so she wants to go shopping.

Imagine it is the summer of 2020. We are in the midst of a pandemic. I don’t really want to take my 87-year-old mother shopping, especially for shoes she doesn’t need. Her mobility is limited and Covid is contagious. She wants new shoes, but I keep avoiding the request. I try to explain my reasoning, but she is relentless.

One day when I arrived at her home, she was wearing new shoes. She had called my nephew, her grandson, and he took her shopping. Oh well. She is incredibly resourceful.  I need to remember that. She isn’t as helpless as I sometimes think.

All I can say is “You go girl!” Ask for help when you need it! Demand to be seen and heard!

Do you ask for help when you need it?
Ask a friend, family member, co-worker, spiritual leader, therapist, or coach.

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