Wednesday, January 28, 2009

True love is giving

Of yourself. Of your heart. If you are wondering if you "love" someone, ask yourself how you have placed your partner's needs above your own. Ask yourself if you are giving to give, or giving to get something in return — whether it's emotional validation, acknowledgment, reciprocation or an actual, physical gift. Ask yourself if you give to your partner simply for the act of giving. For the feeling of giving and expecting nothing in return. Does the act itself bring you joy or do you require a response or something given in reciprocation in order to validate how you feel about what you've done?


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