That which we do to or for others, we inflict or provide to ourselves.
Being generous is, as I have found, quite a pleasant endeavor. As long as I am able to identify and be honest about my expectations. You see, I have a hard time being honest with myself about that. I tend to expect some gratitude and maybe even an offer of a gift in kind. I have to resist this in order to gain the full benefit of unconditional generosity.
If I demand that I get something out of it, I will find myself intensely craving satisfaction. I become greedy. I am filled up when I give freely and want what I have and am grateful for what I have been blessed with.
Thank you, Papa, for providing exactly just what I need and for the opportunity to offer what I have to others. Amen