We readily offer ourselves to sit and listen or engage in assisting the person in need. As a woman I am keenly aware that many will see this as a feminine 'quality', but it shouldn't be seen this way only. We are all capable of helping someone in need, not just because we are female and have a maternal streak. Men are very good at doing this but few willingly do it. We should encourage the men in our lives, fathers, husbands, sons etc to take a minute and engage with the situation.
However, what if we continually give to others, our time, our efforts, our love, our compassion etc what is left for us. We arrive at a situation where we are the ones in need of it, going full circle.
So instead of always giving to others in what ever way, give to yourself; engage in Two Way Love. Take a few minutes of quiet time; even if it means locking yourself in the bathroom. Take some deep breaths and love yourself, see the positive in yourself and encourage it. A short while every week will benefit you enormously and allow you to be there for others in a positive sense.
So go for that walk, book a manicure, visit the hairdresser, get a massage, have a long soak in the bath, whatever you need to do to unwind, so the Two Way Love flows strongly in both directions.