I've come to learn that no matter what kind of relationship you're in, a relationship is a place you go to give. It's not a place where you go to "deserve", or "owe". The latter two are not a thing of love but a thing of fear. If two people are in a relationship to give to one another, they would then have balanced their needs and wants, and given just a little more weight to the other's happiness.
In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much, or even a little more than they get. "Deserves" is not the point. "Fair" is not the point. And "owes" is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is—in the right hands, everything that you give, you get. If both partners are in it to give to the other, then somehow life's inevitable challenges can become a much smoother, healthier, happier ride.
So for this holiday season, let's be reminded to not only give during the holidays, but to give all year... everyday. It doesn't have to be materialistic. A priceless gift of acknowledgment, understanding, compassion, even a smile, a hug... doesn't matter what it is or how you do it just as long as your intentions are truly to make the other person's day a little brighter without expecting anything in return. This unconditional way of being is the thing that makes you rich! Makes you feel alive! It can truly nurture your spirit and empower you like nothing else in this world can...
...I want to thank you for letting me into your homes and into your hearts through the videos, articles and news I share on Wellness With Penny.com. I'm grateful for your friendship and the inspiration it gives me to be able to do what I do. I hope that in some small way I've been able to nurture your mind, body and spirit through my work. Thank you for giving me the chance to do so.
Happy holidays to you and yours! I look forward to learning more and sharing more with you in the new year.