gifts with strings attached

a gift is not a gift when it has strings attached.

from Google: gift <ɡift/> noun

a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.

when we give with the expectation of a return, then we have attached strings to that which we have given and it is therefore not a gift at all!

a present with instructions on how the givers expects the givee to use it; could be considered a form of abuse, manipulation, passive-aggression.

so this day and every day, let’s look at how we give, is it truly a gift or an ultimatum?

Namaste

__/|\__ Metta

2016.02.09

image: google

4 thoughts on “gifts with strings attached

Add yours

  1. I give/do things, just for that momentous smile on people’s faces. They would forget it, I would too, but I love that one single moment. Gets me high…I know it is still not altruistic, but I like it that way 🙂

    Great thought my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Ignite with Thato

Unleash your gReAtNeSs

Write your Destiny

The Writer's world

iamacanaryinacoalmine

Reflections on transcending my diagnosis of a mental illness...

Healing Your Heart!

A manual for the life within!

Madly In Love With Me

loving ourselves to be free

a Visionary Mind

beauty. truth. love. pain. evolution. human condition. baking. yoga.

GoodMorningGal

Luminous living. Creativity blooming.

Peacock Poetry

by Sam Allen

The Seeds 4 Life

Seeds of Inspiration, Wisdom, and Positivity

The Naga

Critical. Crazy. Catastrophic.

The unrest

pain is finite. poetry isn't.

INSPIRE

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."

Brent Harvey

The Leading Man

Equitable Stewardship For Artists - ESA Talent Agency

Equitable Stewardship For Artists (ESA) is a Talent Agency in Los Angeles that helps movie, actor, writers, and film professional services.

GJ SETH

Life Professor. Writer. Speaker. Explorer of Everything.

The Obscene Chronicles

Dark humor, Tarot, gemstones and art oh my!

%d bloggers like this: