Posts Tagged ‘giving’

Be comfortable being you

I think we underestimate the power and need for us to be comfortable with ourselves. It not only benefits us, but it will also help us be better for those around us. This quote above explains it superbly.

I don’t know how many times I have found myself trying to concoct a relationship purely on the basis of loneliness and searching for happiness in someone else. I never realized that I was actually trying to make them an escape from myself. The less selfish and more solid foundation for a relationship would be one built on us already loving and being comfortable with ourselves first. This would allow us to give and not just take. I have always heard we must give in order to receive.

Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t taking away the job that we all have in being a support system to those we care for or that need us. What I’m saying here and/or warning against is the act of us basing our happiness in others. Because a good portion of the time we will be left disappointed by the unmet expectations that we have put in those around us. Being dependent on others for happiness makes us much more vulnerable and likely to be hurt.

Instead, let’s all try to be healthy and strong first that way we can give love first and receive it back as by product of what we gave.

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Be comfortable being you

I think we underestimate the power and need for us to be comfortable with ourselves. It not only benefits us, but it will also help us be better for those around us. This quote above explains it superbly.

I don’t know how many times I have found myself trying to concoct a relationship purely on the basis of loneliness and searching for happiness in someone else. I never realized that I was actually trying to make them an escape from myself. The less selfish and more solid foundation for a relationship would be one built on us already loving and being comfortable with ourselves first. This would allow us to give and not just take. I have always heard we must give in order to receive.

Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t taking away the job that we all have in being a support system to those we care for or that need us. What I’m saying here and/or warning against is the act of us basing our happiness in others. Because a good portion of the time we will be left disappointed by the unmet expectations that we have put in those around us. Being dependent on others for happiness makes us much more vulnerable and likely to be hurt.

Instead, let’s all try to be healthy and strong first that way we can give love first and receive it back as by product of what we gave.

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A Canadian couple who won $10.9 million in the lottery and donated 98 percent of that, said Thursday that they’re just plain country folks who didn’t need more than what they have.

Allen and Violet Large said they won their fortune in a July 14 Lotto 649 draw and decided to save two percent for a rainy day and give away the rest.

“We have no plans. We’re not travelers. We’re not night-prowlers. We’re not bar-hoppers. We’re just ordinary country folk,” said Allen Large, a 75-year-old retired welder. “We were quite happy with what we had and the way we were going.”

After taking care of their family, the Larges donated almost 98 percent of their prize to churches, fire departments, cemeteries and the Red Cross in Lower Truro, as well as hospitals where Violet, who has cancer, has undergone treatment.

Large said he and Violet decided a week before they picked up their winnings to give most of it away. He said they had worked for 30 years in Ontario and put away money every year before retiring and returning home to Nova Scotia.

“We weren’t millionaires before, but we had enough to keep us going in our retirement years,” said Allen Large.

Word of the couple’s generosity has generated a wealth of attention from the media both in Canada and abroad.
“We’re not used to all this attention,” Large said from the couple’s modest home in Lower Truro. “We’re just plain, old country folks.”

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/world/couple-give-away-lottery-millions-20101105-17g4q.html

 

 

 

 

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