A story is told about a girl who valiantly, but unsuccessfully, attempted to move a heavy log to clear a path to her favorite hideout.
Her Dad stood watching his daughter staining against the load.
Finally he said, “Daughter, why aren’t you using all of your strength?”
Confused and a little angry, the girl responded, “Dad, I’m using every last little bit of strength I have!”
“No, daughter, you are not,” her Dad quietly responded. “You haven’t even asked me to help.”