“After having each of my children I have been blown away by the love and kindness poured over me. Meals, gifts, playdates, lunch, dishes done, errands run...I used to feel guilty accepting all the help. Like it meant I couldn’t do it on my own. The truth is, it DOES take a village, and I CAN’T do it on my own. At least not in the same way. All those acts that freed my hands meant extra time snuggling my babies, and we all know that that is one of the greatest gifts. I’ve come to learn that just like with everything in life there are seasons for giving and there are seasons for receiving. Both are equally as important.
Without the grateful recipient where would those wanting to serve submit their efforts? Both parties benefit from the giving AND the receiving. I believe that a large piece to the puzzle that makes up true happiness is looking outside of ourselves and focusing on the happiness of others. When it is my season to give, I will do so freely. Mother Theresa said “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”I think I often forget it doesn’t have to be big. Flowers, a card in the mail, a text letting someone know you were thinking of them…whatever it is, doing it with LOVE is where it’s at. When it is my season for receiving, I will do so with humility and gratitude, remembering that as a Mother some of the greatest acts of service and selflessness are performed every day within the walls of my own home. And it all just makes the world go round. “- @erinwilkins_
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