The Giver

“If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that–warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter–and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”-Frances Hodgson Burnett

I have been reading about how we need to keep a balance between giving and over-giving. How givers can turn into their dark side and become over-givers. Givers that really expect something in return. Givers can turn into little ‘Darth Vader’ givers, or Santa Claus on a spree, The Good Fairy gone wild.  Giving too much can make others uncomfortable and resentful. The Giver can become resentful if they do not get their expectations fulfilled. It can be connected to ‘people pleasing.’ Maybe it’s just a case of unrequited love.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today, ‘give, giving, given.’ Featured image ‘Watery Heart’ by Pezibear on Pixabay.com

4 thoughts on “The Giver

  1. JoAnna

    I know what you mean. I don’t really plan my SOC, but I have learned to take my time settling on a topic because otherwise, I’ll think, I wish I’d written about…… Sometimes I still do that. I love your references to Darth Vader, Santa, and the Good Fairy gone wild.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Well unless I am really inspired, I will do some quick research with a thesaurus or internet. I came across this topic of over-giving and someone said it is the dark side of giving or something like that. That is what inspired Darth Vader and the rest. Thank you, JoAnna ❤

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