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The gift of receiving

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For the Season that is in it: A reason to say Thank You

Raising Elves


The act of giving,

is just one hand in the loop of love.

There is no giving without receiving.

If one does not receive, the loop is not complete.

Every now and then,

when the mind has forgotten,

the half-loop chord floats around the giver’s being,

stinging the heart as it seeks to be received.

The heart echoes out,

a hollow cry,

at the reality of unrequited love.

All I want to do is love everyone,

it says.

But the world cannot hear it,

for it has forsaken the gift receivership,

Giving, itself, is a gift, to oneself.

To give, without expectations.

Or fear.

Regardless of the homeless chords stinging your heart.

To those same folk who cannot,

quite simply,

say thanks.

To receive, without expectations,

on yourself.

To just receive,

and say thank you.

Maybe even smile,

and allow the warmth to enter your heart.

Receiving, is a…

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