Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 275 - Dependent

According to Webster's dictionary, the word "dependent" means, "not self-reliant: needing to rely on or trust in somebody or something for help or support...". There are 2 other variations of the definition, where one might be dependent on drugs, or someone else for financial support. No matter which description you read, the word dependent seems to have a negative connotation. But what happens when we need to depend on friends? Is that a bad thing?

Of course, depending on how one was raised (a-hem, perhaps like this blog's author?), you might have to swallow some pride, or retrain yourself to realize that depending on and trusting in those who you love, and love you back, is not a bad thing at all. I've had to do that such thing for myself and I can tell you, it's not easy and really, it's down right scary at times.

But, if you can push past your pride and whatever else silly thoughts might fill your head, the benefits of doing so are pretty awesome. I've found that I can open myself to new experiences and deepen relationships by depending on others from time to time. Whether it be for lodging for a night, or help moving, what's there to lose? Go ahead, trust and depend on someone for something.

What do you depend on others for?

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