IT IS HARD TO RECEIVE—BEING PRIMED TO DENYING ONESELF TO GIVE!
For years, people said I was generous whenever they spoke about me. I took it as a compliment but didn’t do it for attention or the credit, I gave to others because it made me happy. It still does, but what I’ve learned recently is that knowing how to receive is just as important as understanding the value of giving.
My in-laws are well off, in a way my family never was when I was younger. So they spoil my kids for Christmas and birthdays, and I appreciate it, because a child’s smile is priceless. But I have a hard time accepting their generosity in the same way.
It just feels…wrong. Why should I allow someone to rain gifts on me when I can’t do the same for them? How can I feel good about myself when I can’t spend tons of money on someone that clearly spent close to…
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