Rumor has it that if you want something in your own life, than you must give it first. I believe our wants and needs change over time. We also clamp up over time. For many of us, time makes us more guarded than we already are. It’s hard to give the things we want for so many reasons. Maybe we are afraid of rejection. Maybe we are stubborn and set in our ways. Maybe it is impossible to give something that makes us feel out of our comfort zone. Do you ever really think about what you want? There are times I long for love, affection, compassion, encouragement, non- judgement, patience, help. The question is do I give those things to the people around me? Often times, what I want the most is what I give the least. Think about that for a minute. How can that be? Doesn’t it seem natural to give what you yourself want? You would think so but the answer is more complicated than it needs to be. I have come to realize it is silly to live any other way. No more excuses. No more logical explanations why I can’t seem to do it. We are taught from the time we are little children, treat people the way you want to be treated, not to be mistaken for the way you think they deserve to be treated or the way they treat you. Give it a try and see what happens. Worse case scenario, the rumors are wrong. Best case scenario? They have been right all along and you finally get everything you’ve always wanted.