By Ettie Rutherford
Many years ago ,when living in Alberta, I met Jean Augustine, a woman who I now know as a friend, a mentor and an agent of change. The first thing that struck me about Jean was her mantra, “We should lift as we climb”.
The daily news reminds us that everyone is falling, in some way or the other. People of every race, religion, and age are either hurting or hurting others Therefore the need increases to be lifted up emotionally, spiritually, physically and financially, in order to decrease stress in our lives.
In today’s tumultuous world it is even more evident that helping others to succeed should not be an option, but rather a responsibility, especially if we expect to receive blessings and be a success.
So please consider the following questions…
- How do you decide whom to lift,versus those who should be “shot down”?
- How do you justify denying assistance to others seeking your help?
- How do feel when you refuse to lift others?
- What are your thoughts when expecting others to lift you up?
- What would your life be like without other people’s assistance?
- Are you aware of the relationship between your blessings and your support of others?
- Do you realize that the person denied your help is prevented from lifting others?
Lifting as you climb ensures that you are never alone at the top….SOS!
Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org