Wednesday, July 22, 2009
From the book, The Power of Giving:
"Many people grow up in difficult circumstances, and almost everyone at one time or another has suffered emotional wounds, dashed hopes, or the loss of love. All people are complicated, and as they try to make their way in the world, sometimes they offend you, hurt you, ignore you, or lack compassion for you. You have probably caused the same emotional pain to others, sometimes unintentionally, sometimes not. This is why giving the gifts of compassion, understanding, and unconditional love is so important. It helps break the negative cycle in relationships and leads to a revival of love and commitment because when people receive love, they learn to give love."
I actually read this on a friend's blog, but I want to be able to read it over and over again.