Why Be Generous

Something from tonight that I said that I want to remember:

The thing about being strong is that being strong means not getting what you want or what you need and yet being okay anyway. When I was young and, of course, even these days, I don’t always get what I want or need. I can do it, but I don’t like it. When I was young, my father would regularly tell me to be generous. The thing about being generous is that it makes it easier to be strong. That’s what my father was trying to teach me, I think. That’s really a very smart thing to teach a child.

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  1. I also told you that you’ll “get it” (as in understand it) as you grow. That it a universal truth (as in “I-don’t-have-to-tell-you-now-I-told-you-so”.) I appreciate the acknowledgement, and honestly, I can’t wait (as in: “I know it’s going to happen, and I don’t need to worry about it”) for all the other insights and realizations to fall into place. I love you so much (As in: “despite, and maybe, thanks to all the grief we gave each other.”) and I can’t be more proud of you (As in: “I earned the right to brag, and yes, I told you so!”)

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