Audio Version of Every Day Hope Message:
There is a downside to giving whatever others ask of you all of the time. When they ask more and more and you give and give, you often end up feeling used, manipulated and exhausted.
In many cases, we give because we desire that feeling of boundless love and appreciation from others. But when we search too hard, we end up hurt, jaded and broken.
Your truth and worth don’t come from the love of others. It isn’t wrapped up in the things you do or in the possessions you collect. Your worth abides within you and no one can ever take that from you. Likewise, you can never achieve it by boundlessly giving at the sacrifice of yourself.
There is incredible beauty in giving; both the recipient and the giver benefit. So give enthusiastically, but give with boundaries. Respect yourself enough to take care of yourself first so that you have the bandwidth take care of others. Only when you’re able to build your own boundaries, can you appreciate, respect and understand the boundaries of others.
The most powerfully given gifts come from those who give while maintaining their own identity. Set healthy boundaries, give lovingly and feel blessings multiply in your life and in the lives of the ones you love.