It is important to know when we can give attention and when we need attention.
Often we are inclined to give, give, give without every asking anything in return.
We may think this is a sign of generosity or even heroism.
But it might be little else than a proud attitude that says:
“I don’t need help from others. I only want to give.”
When we keep giving without receiving we burn out quickly…there is a time to give and a time to receive.
We need equal time for both if we want to live healthy lives.
Henri Nouwen in Bread for the Journey