#6 of 100 – Receive

#6. Receive.

I’ve always heard ’tis better to give than to receive.

But I’m not so sure.

I am sure it’s easier for me to give.

Giving keeps me in control.

Giving keeps me at arms length.

Receiving is different and is a far cry from taking.

Receiving means I must open up. I must surrender a bit. I must say yes to intimacy.

And through these three things – vulnerability, intimacy and surrender – I find real love. I find deep faith.

So I’m learning to receive better and thus find that happy rhythm – the rhythm of receiving and giving which keeps my cup overflowing.

I hope this for you, too. A compliment. Warm sunshine on your back. A bit of help with the dishes. Simply smile and say thank you.