Word of the Week: Reciprocity

Reciprocity! 2019 getting lemonade out of lemons, not seeds.

Reciprocity: the practice of exchanging for mutual benefit with others.

What you give is what you get!

Is that true? Sometimes you can give a lot and get back so little. When do you know the right time to let go?

Maybe you don’t need to let go. Maybe like seasons, there’s a time for everything. April Spring showers bring rain to leave us with May Flowers. Seasons give, and the Earth provides gifts of beauty.

Like a relationship, both partners give and take. In some relationships, one partner gives more than the other, and the other takes it all, without providing an equal amount. 80/20 or even 60/40.

People question themselves, was I good enough? Was I selfish?

Over time, when you deprive your partner, you deny yourself. Or when you cause too much pain to your partner, he/she leaves mentally, emotionally then physically.

Self-care isn’t only for women; it’s also for men. If you don’t like the way you treat yourself, how can you treat the one you say you care about with love that you’ve never given yourself first. You come first because you know all that you deserve and you wouldn’t want less. So why give your partner less.

Picture yourself as lemon, as you grow and provide yourself with nurture, care, love, good health, then you can produce your lemonade. Your lemonade could be your next fantastic relationship, your next business venture, whatever it may be. It’s about having a mutual benefit in all you do. You give your all at work, and in return, you get a raise. You give yourself to someone you love, you receive love back. Well, at least that’s the way it should be.

Until next time…

Your Original Good Girl

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