Be Kind When Your Kindness Is RefusedI have a really bad back and it shows when I'm limping along with a cane. There are times when I'm away from home that things just happen to fall. Happens to everyone...
So many times someone will try and help. Then get offended when I pick it up myself.
It's not that their intentions are bad. It's not that they're not appreciated.
What it is though, I need to pick those things up for myself.
It's better for me to force myself to move that aching spine. It needs to be used to stretch and give it reason to bend. Often that movement will temporarily ease the pain.
I've found that wimping out and not doing little things only allows it to get stiffer and hurt even more.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found this to be true.
So please, don't be offended when someone like me says, no, that's OK, then does it for theirself.
We do appreciate your offer and are amazed there are still people like you in the world.
That offer you made has brightened our day and given us reason to not shut out the world.
And rest assured, if we are having a really bad day with the pain or we know that we really need help, we will gladly accept your offer and bless you with our thanks and prayers.