Maggie needed to be at school early this morning for her yearbook club.
She was plenty nervous since it was her first time going before school. More than twice on the way she said that she didn’t know what she was supposed to do in a somewhat frantic voice.
I told her that when I don’t know what to do, I just ask somebody and that’s all she needed to do — just walk in, find a grownup, and ask for help.
After I dropped her off and was driving to work, I was wishing that I’d learned that lesson when I was a kid — that it’s okay to ask for help when I don’t know what I’m doing. That it’s not necessary to act like I do when I obviously I don’t.
There’s no shame in ignorance, only in pretending that I’ve got it all figured out.
When I got home from work, I asked her how her activity went and she said, “Fine, there were people there that knew what to do.”
#confessional #advancedsoul #maggie