Giving is one of the great joys of life. Being able to contribute to others is something that makes us feel good about ourselves and fills a need that another person has. Giving is essential to life.
But giving is only one side of the coin.
In order for something to be given, there has to be someone to receive it. Without the receiver, there is no giver (and likewise, of course).
I bet that you actively try to give – your skills, your love, your money, your energy. But how well do you receive?
Being receptive and open to what others have to give keeps the cycle of giving/receiving flowing and moving. Receiving in an enthusiastic and appreciative manner inspires the giver to give again, and the process starts once more creating an endless cycle.
It might seem as though the receiver is less important than the giver because they are “not doing anything”, but on the contrary the receiver’s role in the giving/receiving cycle is as vital as the giver’s role.
Without a receiver the cycle of giving stops, just as if there was no giver in the first place. Be a good giver, and be a good receiver too.
What do you think about the roles of “giver” and “receiver”? Please share your ideas in the comments!