Sometimes it’s easier for me to give than to receive. You ever feel that way?
My wife and I are currently learning how important it is to do both.
Love is a special thing. It’s special because it goes both ways. It takes a giver and a receiver. It’s also good to switch the roles every once in a while. It keeps life balanced and it keeps relationships fresh.
As I’ve stated in previous posts, we lost a great woman recently, my wife’s mom. During this process, we have been on the receiving end of many hugs, meals, cards, flowers and condolences. Most of all, we have been on the receiving end of love. It’s humbling really. To let your guard down, accept love and to simply say, “thank you.”
The truth is that giving and loving not only affects the person on the receiving end. The person giving the love is also touched. What a beautiful thing.
So, I guess, my wife and I have both learned a very valuable lesson lately: ALLOWING ONESELF TO BE VULNERABLE ENOUGH TO ACCEPT LOVE, IN IT’S MANY FORMS, IS TRULY LIVING.