I am constantly torn between “treat others how you want to be treated” and “treat others how they treat you”.
You see… I am a giving and kind person, sometimes to a fault. I give of my myself, whether it’s my time, talents, money and friendship because this is who I am. I believe that God placed me on this earth to help others. Although, I am NOT naive and do not give to strangers in the way I may give to someone I consider a friend (whether it’s family, friends or business acquaintances). I am always surprised when people don’t appreciate the kindness I show them & when given an opportunity to return the favor or a kind gesture they refuse to do so. I am also very forgiving, I don’t hold grudges and often make excuses for others that maybe they (unintentionally) are just not that considerate and then time and time again I extend my support/assistance.
So the question I often ask myself is when will I stop extending of myself and in turn treat others as I feel they’ve treated me and just stop being so darn accommodating and considerate?
Peace & Love, KK