I have always been the giver and now I have come to a point in my life that I need to ask for help. I need help painting, clearing out closets, fixing my list of honey do's, etc. So, should I just call and ask or should I send a letter requesting help? My children are not nearby, so they cannot help and I have no other family members close by. So I would have to ask my friends at Church.
Answer by JawgaMom1 at 10:48 AM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by WoodWitch at 8:56 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:48 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by van5 at 8:49 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
I think it is ok to ask a friend, church member or neighbor for help sometimes but not be bothersome about it. Just ask if they could do a certain task if they had free time and then offer to do something nice for them in exchange if you are not able to pay someone to do the job. Bake them some cookies offer to run an errand for them ect.
Answer by nanny29 at 8:51 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 8:56 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by Nienna7477 at 9:21 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by Maureen-MD at 9:59 AM on Aug. 29, 2010
I don't know if you are open to having teens help you out, but this sounds like a great opportunity for the youth at your church. I know that our youth kids have helped out some of the older members of the church with things like yard work, painting, etc., but it's often uncomfortable for them to ask someone if they need help since sometimes people are offended by this. Talk with your church's youth minister, he or she knows the kids and who would be a good fit for what you need.
Answer by scout_mom at 11:03 AM on Aug. 29, 2010