I read a quote recently from Oscar Wilde (don’t you just love his quotes?!). Any who the quote said, “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary”. I thought about this quote for a moment and wondered if anyone I loved treated me like I was ordinary and then almost as quickly as that question came, a new question replaced it… And this one got me thinking much deeper and much more inward. Am I treating anyone I love like they’re ordinary?
I have to admit, I don’t know if I like all the ‘what have you done for me lately’ memes. I mean, part of me loves them! I can sing the girl-power, go-get em mantra with the best of them. But I believe there is sadness in life, a whole that we feel, whenever we allow the majority of our focus on what we’re getting vs. what we are giving.
The happiest, most content people you will ever meet (and that I’ve ever met) are not the ones obsessing over what they will get, who notices them, and how they’re being appreciated. The happiest, most content people I’ve ever known are those who lose themselves in service.
So the next time we read a meme about what we deserve, what if we turn around and do a personal check on if we’re being that type of person ourselves.