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.