“Strength is the ability to not do to others only the things that were done to you. It is said, that you should “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, but strength takes that even further and says, “I can give more than what I received in life, I can be more than those who gave me little, I can do more for others than what was done for me.” Strength, though well aware of the pain that is aroused by drawing from a well that is not naturally replenished by others, continues to replenish that well so that it may draw from those beautiful innate waters, so that it may give to others even those things that were not given unto it.”

~C. JoyBell C.

5 thoughts on “I Can Give More Than I Receive

  1. Beautiful, but always remember to charge your own inner battery! Don’t give out too much that you’re depleted… stop before you are and take care of yourself! When we reach a point of feeling depleted it takes more time to get back to ourselves!

    There are many people who have created an inner identity of being a giver, to a fault, and who forget to care for themselves! If you are one of these people, please take care of yourself too! It’s not being selfish, it’s just something that allows you to keep going longer and feel better!

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    1. I hear you and so true. I spent years being a giver because I felt guilt for not giving to a point that lead to a complete breakdown. It was hard not giving when your family depend on you and I’m not just speaking about kids and spouse, I mean the entire family! But you’re right, you have to learn to take care of yourself and not just taking car of other people.

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      1. 🥰🌸🌸 you’re very worthy of setting healthy boundaries! Our physical and mental health depends on us making sound decisions!!

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