Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Giving of gifts
So instead of the Tarot card I drew for the Six of Earth I have gone with a different rendition, a pair of hands sharing energy to another. Then that person can decide what to do with the gift, giving them control over what they will or will not do with the gift. Years ago when I gave something to someone or did something for someone(s) it was assumed that I would get something back at the very least a 'thank you.' Many times I was disappointed in others when the disappointment really should have been with myself. Giving is the gift itself. It has taken me years to let go of the expectation of reciprocity, in fact I still have issues, mostly when I wish someone a good day and don't hear the return salutation.
It reminds me of a quote from the Bible 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' I am different from the next so doing for me is different from doing from you; so that gift I give, may not mean the same to another...