I noticed something interesting of which I have been aware but it only really struck me today.
Have you ever stopped yourself from doing or being something you would naturally be or do because the other person has never been or done that for you? Isn’t that where you stop being you?
So I made a choice that no matter what, I would never give up me for anyone or anything. If that looks like wishing someone a happy birthday even if they didn’t wish me one or sending them hugs when they have lost a loved one even though they didn’t do that when I lost my loved ones, I do it anyway. I do it because that is me and I am not ever giving up the kindness and caring I be again.