Giving W/O Strings Attached
For some, it’s easy to give. For some, they consistently over-give. Others, give sometimes. Others, never give and hold on to every…
For some, it’s easy to give. For some, they consistently over-give. Others, give sometimes. Others, never give and hold on to every resource and energy they have.
It can be easier to give when you know you are receiving something in return, but it is a whole different ball game when you are just giving to give.
Couples fight over who is doing this and who is doing that.
Couples fight over how much more (e.g. house chores, favors, acts of service, or acts of kindness) one person is doing compared to the other.
I’m not sure if there is such a thing as 50/50. Naturally, one person will always give a little bit more in one area versus another. If we give only because we know the person we are giving to is doing something for us, then what happens when they don’t give back? How would does that make the other person feel? Well, if that person is caught up into the whole you give, I give, you take, I take, then that person is most likely going to be upset. But when we think about it, there is no need for this. Instead of giving with strings attached, just give. And give when you are feeling the slightest inkling to give. Act on that bit of kindness in your heart. And when you don’t want to give, don’t. Focus on giving in those moments you have a deep desire to give, and more moments will come, to the point where you start to feel more and more comfortable about giving and it becomes a natural habit for you to give to others.
The best type of giver is someone that gives to both the fortunate and the unfortunate. The best type of giver is the person that gives to someone they are angry with. The best type of giver is the person that gives when the person they are giving to has let them down. The best type of giver is someone non-judgmental. The best type of giver is someone who doesn’t hold grudges. The best type of giver is the person that never expects anything back. The best type of giver is someone that gives to themselves. The best type of giver never feels obligated to give. The best type of giver is someone that never over-gives but gives at a level that is comfortable for them because they have healthy boundaries.
Give, but give with no strings attached.
If you are in any type of relationship, find more ways to give to the other person and not expect anything back. See how this act changes your relationship.
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