- On May 13, 2015
One of the things most of us remember from our childhood, regardless of where we come from, is the memory of having a piggy bank where we were taught by our parents on how to save. Of course depending on whether you were a boy or a girl, your “piggy” bank maybe wasn’t a piggy at all, but the concept and the idea was still the same.
For a while we would put any coins (or the odd note) that would come our way into that tin or ceramic box, and when it was full we would jump for joy and would look for something we could buy with that money. And no matter how small the treat we bought was, it had a special meaning because we saved and worked hard for it.
Fast forward a few years, and we are now living in the age of buying what you want, when you want, at the expense of a really high interest. Most people don’t know the meaning of saving into that piggy bank anymore. This unfortunately has built in many people today a terrible habit of wanting something immediately; and this has also spread into relationships.
You see; the principle of the piggy bank is the same that should be applied to relationships now. You cannot take out, what you didn’t put in! If you want to receive from your partner, you have to learn to give. But don’t give for a couple of days and start demanding back. Keep giving until the piggy bank is overflowing.
When you truly love someone, the more you give daily to make them happy, the more you will want to give. It is not a chore to give in to his/her wishes, in fact, it usually makes you happier to give in to what the person likes and prefers, simply because making the person happy, makes you happy.
And here is the thing about giving when you truly love: you don’t get tired of giving. It makes you happy and you want to keep doing it. It is only a matter of time until your giving starts paying dividends.
But when a person does the partner a favour and demands something back straight away, there is something wrong with this kind of “love”…
Go ahead and fill up your love piggy bank.