I love this idea of 50 things I’ve learned in 50 years. I especially love today’s post. Please give it a read. You won’t be disappointed.
#14. “I’d rather be taken advantage of once in awhile than have a closed heart.”
~When you give to another and they deceive you, it can hurt beyond words. The only thing worse is the nothingness you feel when you don’t give at all.
~I honestly believe that to truly give, it has to leave you without something, at least for awhile. Something may be returned to you or it may not. It shouldn’t matter, if you gave for the right reasons.
~I was never a risk taker in my younger years. No way. I used my shyness as a wall. It protected me from disappointment, failure and rejection. Unfortunately, it also isolated me from life. It prevented me from finding out what COULD happen and what I could MAKE happen. I eventually chipped away at the wall, taking the last of it out with some good swift kicks…
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