How a grocery clerk showed me how I was making life harder than it needs to be.

Written by on November 4, 2019

The other day I was at a grocery store checkout when one of the cashier’s said to me: “I’d love to help you with these groceries to your car.”

My immediate, almost involuntary response was “No, I’ve got it thank you.”

But as I walked out to the car, I realized that I had automatically turned down assistance to carry my groceries to my car and to load them for me.

Now, in this particular situation this cashier (who I see regularly there) honestly meant that he’d love to help me out. He actually would, he’s a bundle of positivity that can sometimes annoy me when I’m in a grumpy mood. Even though I should be modeling him as clearly his model of the world is setup for him to be happy.

This lead me to ask the questions:

• Why would I automatically turn down assistance from life that is there to help me?

• Where else in life am I turning down assistance from life?

• Am I making life (or work harder) than it needs to be because I’m not accepting help?

• When I deny assistance, does that tell life to not help me anymore?

• Did I just miss an opportunity to get free assistance and at the same time give someone else the gift of giving to me?

• Where are 3 areas in my life where I can accept assistance right now?

My conclusion was simple… If I want help from life, I need to start accepting it. And next time if I’m ever asked to carry my groceries to the car, I’m going to say yes!

If you have any questions or need help, reach out I’m here to help.



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