I was thinking today how a huge part of my feeling low is how – or when- I have felt a loss of faith or trust in people or the world.
But it occurred to me that – whilst I must be more careful- I can’t let him change me. A big part of my personality and happiness was my joy in giving. Doing things for others isn’t codependency- giving to the wrong people or putting up with abuse is wrong, but we are meant to share and give to others.
If I were to lose trust in people and lose confidence in giving, I would become like him. I am not going to let him change me.
I read a quote today which I think summed it up:
“My love is free, but my trust is earned.
Do not mistake my kindness for weakness, because integrity is my greatest strength.”
Here’s to remaining a giving person- with boundaries! X
That is a great quote Serenity. Our perceptions of the world have been so marred by the people around us. It’s like having compassion for all, but acting on it with wisdom. If we let compassion for one person damage us, we have no capacity to give to others. It is kinder to prevent their harm by staying safe and being free to develop a peaceful mind which benefits everyone.
You have so much love and integrity, it can only lead to good things xx