You Can Be a Miser in Giving AND Receiving!

Since for most of us, this is a season of giving and receiving, I felt it was a good time to share how they function in my life.
Giving has always been the easier of the two. And while I have miserly moments, I am generally a “good giver.” (My last name is German and literally means one who gives!)
I became much clearer about my giving when I looked at my ability to receive…gifts, compliments, criticism, etc. I saw that I was really a miser in receiving! While on the surface I was a humble, acknowledging receiver, underneath I was VERY uncomfortable in receiving these things!
Digging deeper, I realized that in giving, I was in control. But, in receiving, I had to be vulnerable and NOT in control! So my “work” has been to watch carefully how I am in both giving and receiving.
Now, I often give something in contradiction to the mind’s refusal. And when I am given something, I watch the squirming part of me and let it know that it is alright to squirm and feel vulnerable. When I stop fighting these vulnerable moments, they can be so full of bliss and gratitude…

Everybody Wants to…But Nobody Wants to!

I’ve started writing and accumulating all the “Everybody wants to but nobody wants to” sayings! Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Everybody wants to live a long life, but nobody wants to grow old.

Everybody wants to have lots of money, but nobody wants to really work for it.

Everybody wants to own the results but nobody wants to own the process.

Everybody wants to share their ideas but nobody wants to implement them.

Everybody wants to make their relationships work but nobody wants to change.

Everybody wants control but nobody wants responsibility.

Everybody wants to change the world but nobody wants to change.

Everybody wants choices but nobody wants to make choices.

Everybody wants to get great service but nobody wants to pay for it.

Everybody wants to be somebody but nobody wants to be themselves.

Everybody wants to be told the truth but nobody wants to tell the truth.

Everybody wants to be told the truth but nobody wants to hear the truth.

Everybody wants to do something to help but nobody wants to be the first.

Everybody wants to get an “A” but nobody wants to study.

Everybody wants to lose weight but nobody wants to exercise and eat less.

Everybody wants a harvest but nobody wants to hoe.

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

Everyone wants to be accepted for who they are but nobody wants to accept others for who they are.

Send me any others that you have!