Somewhere in between is the person who gives, yet is attempting to understand there are personal needs and maybe those have to be filled or nurtured by others. That kind of person isn't "using" others. It's not greed-based or materialistic, as it truly is attempting self-care from within and in assistance from a support system.
It's been a stressful week that has provided many challenges to me. The wanting to give while walking the fine line of enabling. Being totally used and allowing myself to because I see a bigger picture amongst many walking veneers. Supporting people, yet not their actions (talk about poke my ethics!). And finally, as though that was not enough, providing literal life and death compassion to strangers.
I testify to you that you can, yes, you can, endure all that is handed or displayed before you...and with divine assistance, it can even be done with grace.
I have to go pick up some Lions Club chickie BBQ and then staff the rescue truck at a show. Cutting cars - fabulous stress reliever.
Have a great week everyone.