How To Give More the Easy Way
It’s all about the fill up
“You are so full of yourself,” I laughingly scolded a friend. We were talking about art and creativity, and he admiringly showed me a piece he was working on. It was beauty in the becoming. “I am the best, a genius,” he declared which prompted my comment.
He is a genius; I agree but hearing someone say it about themselves was strange to my ears. We are taught to be modest and self-effacing. Especially if we are women. I do not know who instilled this lesson in us to be like this — must have been our mothers.
We love you, Mom!
My friend’s response was so accurate and so insightful that I had to write it down.
He commented with, “How can I not be full of myself, if I am to give of myself? I cannot give from an empty vessel.”
I stared at him; he had dropped a nugget — sage words that I should remember for myself and share with others.
And this goes for everything in our lives,
“you have to be filled with it, to be able to share it.”
I. Trudie Palmer