Way #14: Using Good Supports Might Help One Attain Gluten-Free Simplicity
Posted by nepeht on October 29, 2008
14. Using Good Supports Might Help One Attain Gluten-Free Simplicity.
Support is a good thing. There, I said it. (One disclaimer: As long as it is voluntary and healthy for all parties involved.)
What do I mean by support? Primarily, I am talking about the kind of support that we receive, largely from others who give it willingly (and sometimes effortlessly). Support can be emotional, tangible and even instrumental. Emotional support is when someone listens while we gripe, then helps us feel that we are OK even if we complain. Tangible support is like when someone gives or lends us the use or ownership of something physical that we can use as we need. And instrumental support is like when someone gives us the name of a great doctor to see about our Celiac Disease Symptoms.
NOW … it is almost certain that some who read this see themselves as persons who NEVER need supports…. like that’s for weak people, right? OK.. so move on… don’t worry about it.
As for you others: My sincere encouragement is that you learn how to accept your supports wisely and graciously. You might also find yourself giving or lending some needed supports in return. There is nothing wrong with that.
It is just that part of getting to Gluten-Free Simplicity, is accepting that this is a challenge and that there are going to be difficult times. Then the question arises: Do I have to do this alone or can I ask for help? If nothing else, can I at least have someone to share my feelings with as I (hopefully) progress?
There is no rule that says people who need to be Gluten-Free are required to also be alone. At least if there is, I ain’t gonna do it. Nope, wouldn’t be prudent.
Give it a try?
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