Never do anything for anyone…
expecting that they will do something for you in return.
While keeping in the back of your mind that you may receive.
Don’t do for others…
with the hope that they will do for you.
Instead, do things for others because you want to, because you feel it, and it brings you joy.
Stop thinking of relationships…
Look, you shouldn’t allow people to take advantage of you. Only surround yourself with people that have your back, and you have theirs.
And it’s perfectly alright to remind those around you that relationships are a two-way street.
That said, don’t expect more.
Never help others
with an agenda.
Don’t keep score.
By doing so, you’ll always feel that your cup is half-full instead of half-empty. “They” will always fall short.
As Albert Schweitzer once said, “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
And if someone robs your energy, your sprit, or makes you feel like your glass is half full, remove them from your life (or your inner circle).
Expect nothing and be pleasantly delighted when someone reciprocates or comes to your aid. Be happy with what you get and, more importantly, with what you have.
Generosity is more than picking up a check. It’s how you make others feel and the “why” behind it.
And that “why” is never tied to “how much” or “me.”
Keep that in mind the next time you ask for something or do something nice to help others!