Posts Tagged ‘Giving’

127- Giving and Reciprocity

As a giver, I get a lot of joy from supporting others.

I love being able to predictively and adaptively support those I care about, especially in environments where that kind of support is scarce.

But when the attentiveness isn’t reciprocated, I eventually become resentful.

Like water eroding the soil around a foundation, the expectation of #reciprocity begins to create wear and tear on friendships and relationships.

For those of us who instigate #Giving into our relationships, we also have a responsibility to create and communicate our boundaries so others can respect them.

It’s hard for others to respect our #boundaries if we don’t take the time to think about what those are.