Here we go again! The “check engine” light was back, the neon orange alert was blinking, and we were three hours from home. We needed help. Fortunately, we ran into someone who actually knew something about cars and offered to help us. Would we accept? Would you?

Giving help feels good. But how do you feel when when somebody offers to help you? Do you accept it?There is no giving without a receiver. Helping others is a two-way street. Yet, we sometimes struggle with it.

My recent post at Pointless Overthinking tells the story of my broken car, a “Good Samaritan”, and my family’s apprarent quest to always give help but never receive.

Please check out the full post, along with the other great writing at Pointless Overthinking (soon to be called Wise & Shine Magazine). I’m proud to be on staff with this diverse crew of writers from around the world and will be posting exclusive content there each Friday.

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