Word Of the Week #585: Unconditional

October 28, 2015 by  

Unconditional – complete and absolute, and not dependent on certain terms or conditions.

Is there anyone in your life that accepts you unconditionally? Do you help and support your co-workers without any thought for what you might get for yourself? Have you ever failed to do something for someone and they didn’t feel disappointed or irritated with you?

This week’s WOW comes from long time friend and subscriber Joe, who responded to WOW #583 by writing, I learned a long time ago the importance of giving unconditionally. A lot of takers and matchers probably don’t believe in unconditional giving because life and time are so short that they have to get “theirs,” if they are going to give at all.

The one constant in unconditional giving is something I heard Sir Paul McCartney say years ago: “The more you give, the more you get.” a unconditional

But it is not always expecting something in return. There are those who need help who, through no fault of their own, will probably never be able to return what is given them. I have given to friends in my life who I knew would never be able to repay me, so I never asked.

I know that because of the blessings I have in my life, I am able to give and not expect anything. So, I will be able to get what I need in my personal and professional lives no matter what I give to others.

Now, because of my nature, I will not ask people to pay for tickets to a concert or ballgame if I invite them. Usually I will say, “Just buy me a cup of coffee or a drink at the game.” I have always believed that if I invite someone to an event I do not expect them to pay. That is how I was raised. Others insist on “going dutch,” which I consider a four-letter word. Either you pay or I pay. That is what I believe.

When we give unconditionally in our lives – genuinely – it puts good vibes out into the universe. It gives those who receive a positive aura – someone was thinking of me today. That should be an example for others, but in many instances people don’t get the hint. As a result, they don’t pay it forward to others in their lives.

But all of us, in our own way, can give unconditionally. Eventually, most people will get it. But unfortunately, many will go to their graves just taking it for granted and never learn how to give.”

I can say having been someone who has experienced unconditional love and someone who has consciously chosen to give it, it is one of the most profound, and rewarding experiences you can have!

This week’s focus is on being unconditional. Do you believe that you can get everything you need in your personal and professional life no matter what you give to others? Are you able to tell others the truth with gentle, kind communication and be there for them, without judgment?

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