"No matter how much we have materially, we are often in a place of scarcity: we never think we have enough or that we're good enough. Instead of getting loss in a sense of lack, once we realize we are part of something bigger, it becomes clear we have many gifts to offer the world."
"When you are overgiving, you are not living in abundance, but in scarcity. When you give from a place of service, honesty, and fullness, you are left feeling revitalized. When you give from a place of responsibility & obligation, you negate the gift and nothing changes. You may in fact be left feeling resentful and drained.
What lack are you trying to fill in yourself by overgiving?"
~Mbali Creazzo from "29 Gifts" by Cami Walker
A Commitment to Self for Caregivers
(whether you are a healthcare provider or a family member caring for a loved one):
This week I will make a commitment to find my own limits.
I will choose to not "overgive."
When I find myself feeling resentful and drained I will step away from the situation as soon as I am able and ask myself--Do I really NEED to do this? Or Am I Overgiving?
If the answer is that I'm overgiving, the challenge is to stop and do no more.
I commit to only giving from a place of service, honesty and fullness.