"Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you."
I'm not sure why it's so hard to ask for what we need, but it is. We are somehow programmed to be utterly self-sufficient and low-maintenance, to take care of ourselves "on the sly." Let's change this. Let's step into the light and speak up without apology. Let's respect ourselves and those who love us enough to ask directly for what we need.
I am confident and courageous. I don't have to shrink myself. It's ok to ask for what I need.