Are you an ace giver, but a remedial receiver?
Lately, I’ve been told that my receiver score is decidedly below average. This “grade” comes from people who love and care about me, but often can’t show it because I don’t let them know what I need and when I need it. “Anita,” said Melissa recently, “if you appear not to need nor desire a hug, a bit of constructive feedback, or even advice about how to market your first book which I know you want get on in the hands of people around the globe – you cheat us as well as yourself. I’ve asked you at least 20 times in the last year how I can help you and have gotten no answers, what’s your deal?”
I like to give. Giving feels great. I believe that giving makes the world a kinder, gentler, and more compassionate place. I will keep giving and I encourage you to do the same.
Yet, do make room to receive. That feels good as well – to you and to the person who has the chance to give to you. You see, without people who are willing to receive, treasures – material, emotional, and spiritual in nature – there would be no opportunities to give. Then we’d all be out in the cold.
So give a little and be open to receiving a little each day. And before you go to sleep at night, write down all that you appreciate about both giving and receiving.
I’m working on this myself . . .
And by the way, thank you Melissa, for your gift of love, kind criticism, and the opening for me to receive.
Have a terrific day,
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