4 thoughts on “A Carol Ryrie Brink quote

  1. If I have a weakness, it is to be unselfish. As you know, that doesn’t always work to my advantage, but I wouldn’t deny myself the pleasure of giving.

    1. Thanks Tim. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being unselfish, that’s how life should go, but you’re right, being unselfish usually doesn’t work to our advantage.

      I too wouldn’t deny myself the pleasure of giving. Giving is the ultimate sacrifice and as long as we don’t neglect ourselves in the process of giving and helping others, I believe it’s the right thing to do.

  2. Great quote. Those that give expecting recognition or reward ought not to give at all.

    Selflessness is a wonderful virtue, unfortunately not often possessed by those in the fortunate position of being able to give the most.

    1. Yes, I think we go back to the resentment thing. The more we live with resentment, the less we’re capable of giving; even though as you say we may be in a fortunate position to give.

      Although that wasn’t a personal experience of mine, I do know someone close who found it difficult to give, due to emotional issues.

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