In Six Words: What’s Receiving?

afterglow-3639_640Over the past few days, we’ve had great discussions about receiving.

Last Saturday, Cheryl had an ah-ha moment about asking for help (in essence, receiving help) during Table Talk (Give It Up and Start Living Life!!). On Tuesday, Don shared on Your Caregiving Journey (Minding Our Caregiving Matters) that he began his blog with the hope of encouraging other men to feel more comfortable asking for help during a vulnerable time, like caregiving. And, then, today, Ellen and I had a terrific talk about giving and receiving (When Giving Without Receiving Becomes Taking).

All this talk has me thinking more about receiving.

So, in the six-word story, let’s describe receiving. How does it feel when you receive help or support or understanding?

Here’s mine:

It’s letting out a long-held breath.

It calms just like ocean waves.

What’s yours? Share your six-word stories about how it feels to receive in our comments section, below.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

7 thoughts on “In Six Words: What’s Receiving?

  1. Avatar of RichardRichard

    Receiving is:

    1) Obtaining help from those you love.

    2) Receiving help without asking for it.

    3) Unnecessary thank you from your caree

    – Richard Kreis


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