“CrossFit gave me the strength and knowledge to lift weight. Lifting my mom gave me the experience and knowledge to lift a human being . Having someone in need allowed me to use all of the tools in my box to make someone else’s day better.”
This was written yesterday on a masters facebook page. My grandmother always used to say look for the helpers. In every bad situation you can see them. The helpers. The people who’s natural instinct is to run toward the chaos to help. I always secretly hoped that if I was ever in a volatile situation I would be in a position to be a helper, or even at the right place at the right time like this women was to be able to lend a hand. More importantly, I was always pretty independent, and would want to be able to, at the very least fend for myself, or help my kids, although at this point I would be their burden and they would be helping me.
I think this post speaks to why we do what we do. Everyone has their why’s…. but I think the one thing we all have in common is that we want to be a little better at crushing life! We want to be a little more capable of taking care of ourselves and lending a hand when we can. We want to be in the position of being able to be the helper and not needing the help.
I love that she also went on to acknowledge the importance of her experience and that she “used all of the tools in my box”.
Our experiences lead us. It give us practice runs, do overs, and eventually leads to doing it right. Don’t ever underestimate the importance of experience. It may not be the same for everyone, but we can all learn from each other. Experience is so important to draw upon.
And lastly, the more tools you have in your box, the better off you are!! Learn something new, continue to grow your box. You never know when you will called upon to use them for someone else’s benefit!
Be the helper.