What’s The Count

“We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.” John Petit-Senn

I want to give in a manner for which I am not keeping track.  I don’t want to give and think that someone owes me.  I want to give and forget that I have given.  I want to give because it isn’t expected.  I want to give because it is expected.  I want to give to the needy.  I want to give to the deserving.  I want to give pieces of me that will remain when I am gone.  When you please someone, it makes you feel good, and it makes them feel good.  We all have a desire to please.  It has to be healthy.  When I speak on the phone, and someone says thank you, my response is, “My pleasure.”  I have done something that I wanted to do, so it is my pleasure.  When my children or my husband light-up because something that I have done has pleased them it makes my heart melt.  I love them that much more.  They have done nothing except to receive the gift that I was able to give.  I appreciate that.  When I please myself with a decision that I have made I am ecstatic and more times than not, I am a better person for it.

The Writer

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