Not really sure why it's like that. Many theories I am sure, but to be honest; I don't really give a damn!
I just know that it feels absolutely amazing, and at times it feels as if that's what's life's really all about.
So who cares to analyze the motives when you can just go out and do stuff, right!?
How about you? Do you feel the same way?
Do you enjoy giving as well?
It's not like I expect to get something in return. Actually very much on the contrary.
It's so much easier, and it feels so much nicer too, if people know they don't have to do anything in return.
I mean it just feels good when someone actually have the ability to receive, don't you think?
However that last part - receiving - is something that I haven't been that good at myself.
I am practicing though. And I have been practicing for quite a while now.
Getting better, but still it really ain't that easy.
Today though, has been all about receiving.
...Well not all... to be honest, but rather today has been mostly about receiving.
...Or at least there has been a lot of practicing! ;-)
Started my day receiving a very nice text message from a close friend of mine. A text with a lot of care which I appreciated deeply. Then spend the entire morning preparing lunch for a former co-worker and friend, whom has offered his generous help - not only once but actually twice - recently.
I didn't do what I would have liked the best myself; just accepting his offer without having to do anything in return, but I did accept and appreciate his help - both time!: And I am grateful that offering him lunch gave me a chance to spend a couple of hours with him today.
Least but not last I met with another former co-worker in the afternoon. Someone I haven't seen for quite a number of years, and someone I actually haven't known very well. Getting together with her today however made a huge impression on me, and I know already now, that I am going to get much more skilled in the art of receiving through my acquaintance with her.
So gratitude of today is actually twofold; learning & receiving.
Or learning to receive.
How trained are you in the art of receiving?