Over the past eleven months I have slowly learned to request and accept help. It's not easy. And, yet, when I practice this simple form of self-care I end up experiencing the most enlightening conversations and enjoy wonderful relationships. I love collaboration and I have begun to realize that this, in itself, is a form of collaboration. It also invites humility and gratitude which are both necessary not only today but always. With these thoughts in mind, I will retire with my book again to rest and recuperate.