I remember my cousins and I going outside and playing for a while. For some reason, we’d come back inside, for something to drink maybe or to use the bathroom. We’d go back outside, come back in, go back out, come back in. Finally, my mother or grandmother would say, “Either stay out or stay in. Leave that door alone.”
I often say, “I love easy and I love hard.” I’m what people call “a giver.” I typically put another’s needs and wants ahead of my own. It’s easier for me to think of how to enhance another person’s life than to ask for something I need or want. When someone shares their heart with me, I automatically try to think of ways to add a little bit of joy in their lives, even if it may inconvenience me or diminish my resources. Because of how I am, there are some things and situations that take me a while to understand.