I am embarking on a new journey this spring and it begins with the concept of giving and receiving. Truthfully, I never thought I would be taking this trip because I didn’t think I had a problem with giving and receiving, but here I am admitting that indeed, I do have some things I need to address when looking into its harmony within my life.
By nature, I am a taker. Is it due to my AB blood type or the fact that I am the youngest child in my family? This could be a factor. But what can I say? I like receiving—attention, care, love, affection, time, moments, things, my sister’s clothes, you name it. But when it comes to giving…I have lagged in this department for some time. Recently, I realized there were many things I wanted but wasn’t getting. I met up with a friend and told her my frustrations and you know what she said to me—what have you given? And the answer was nothing—I’ve given nothing.
And people forget that to give is to receive.
If you want joy, give joy to other people,
if you want attention, give attention to other people,
if you want appreciation, give appreciation to other people,
if you want peace, give peace to other people,
if you want love, give love to other people.
My first step is simple—I need to rewrite my concept of giving and start practicing it within my life. I am still implementing and integrating this into my life in small ways. But I was wondering what other ways we can give to people? I am a novice and I really want to find out more!