I'm a giver. I love to give. I love when people take what I give.
I was in a rarified position today to give to a friend in tough position, and they accepted heartily. It's not money, or things, that I'm talking about -- it's love. The emotions. The real thing.
My friend is going through a tough spot, and me 'n the ’Balm were there because they asked for help. That's all it takes to get me to give. It's easy. Really easy.
I am a born extender -- that is to say, I really do try to cater to people, because I either have a natural empathy for other people or I'm a massive codependent. I suspect it's it's a bit o' both. Whichever it is, there's nothing quite like the feeling of offering love and hugs to someone in pain. And if I go out of my way to offer this service to, say, 10 people, all I need is one, maybe one-and-a-half to reciprocate to complete the feedback loop. That's a good rate of return, peoplefolks.
Don't ask me for money. I don't have any. Don't ask me for favors. I get bored and easily resentful.
DO ask me for help and love, and DO be appreciative when I effuse the stuff.
This sounds like a threat as I read it back in my head, but it's really just a helpful guideline.