A “Cheesy” (but true) Aha Moment

The other day my daughter wanted help getting a snack…well, that’s putting it lightly.  🙂  She was having a tantrum, whining and wailing, because she couldn’t get herself a slice of cheese.  “MOOOOOOOOOOOM PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!”  I may just be imagining the please.

I walked into the kitchen to see this…

Yup.  The cheese was up on its end, and a very dull butter knife was stuck in it.  Now my daughter is only 6 and knows she can’t use sharp knives.  She also knows I like it when she gets herself a snack on her own.  So this was the best she could come up with.

Little did she know that less than 5 feet away, up on the counter just out of sight, was a small cheese cutting board with a serrated knife on it- the exact tools she needed to get her slice of cheese.  Of course, since it was out of view and she was unable to use all the tools completely on her own, she felt distraught and hopeless.  This may sound dramatic, but that’s my daughter! 🙂

But isn’t this how we all are sometimes?!  We think we are trying our hardest, using every option we have and we still aren’t getting it done.  We feel discouraged.  Maybe even defeated.  We feel hopeless.  Yet there is hope just beyond the horizon- or in this case, the countertop :).

There IS a Heavenly Father that sees all, knows all and wants to help us if we will but humbly ask.  It takes faith.  It takes courage.  It can even take a sense of humor sometimes.  But with help from Him, all things are possible.  He wants to help us with the big things and the little things.  And He will if we ask in faith.

2 thoughts on “A “Cheesy” (but true) Aha Moment

  1. I sometimes think we make things harder for ourselves than they need to be, and it makes me laugh. In life, I know I've done things the long way instead of the shorter easier way, all out of ignorance or the idea that I don't need any help. We never grow out of the need to do things without help. As an adult, this is where humility comes in. It takes that understanding for us to simply ask for help. However, exercising humility is so difficult, and we end up whining and crying before we realize we should ask. I really enjoyed this post.

  2. Thanks for you comment! I reread it today because I already found myself forgetting that it's OK to ask for help. LOL Even as grown-ups, we are still imperfect, still learning. But it's interesting to realize that mt best friends are those that I've asked for help and were there for me, so why don't we just do that more?! Seeing each other at our weakest only helps us realize how much we are the same.

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