The law of giving and receiving is quite overrated, I mean how many times have you not received after giving with so much effort?
Let us not dwell on the biblical part of this ‘ give and you shall receive’, let’s focus on real-life situations.
There instances when one feels so obligated to receive because you have given so much and when that does not happen, you beat yourself to it.
Have you been in a situation where you offer help to someone and next time when you are in need you find yourself seeking help from the same person you offered that help to?
Chances are maybe the person didn’t offer that help back,did you go about ranting on how ‘people are fake’ or you took a deeper look at that situation and concluded that maybe the person was not in a position to help?
Most times if not all, we are guilty of making negative judgements when what we offer is not well reciprocated, we maybe think we are used or being taken advantage of, right?
Maybe you offer so much love to people but not getting that equal love back? or you don’t seem to equally get the attention or help you need from people and you end up feeling used.
I’m learning to appreciate the fact that not everyone will be in a position to offer back what you give them because they may be lacking that which you are asking of them and that’s okay. ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’.(Hilda Neema,2021)
So the minute you learn to just appreciate the flow and turn out of events in your life the better you will become.