how some folks keep track.
Recently my son and I were talking about people who try to use quantitave measures of affection. They keep track of what we do — how often we visit, how long we stay, whether we live up to an “ideal.” People who do that compare one person’s “performance” to that of another. Then a decision is reached about who gives most love.
My son and I noticed how one person often wants to pay for the simplest favor. We both agree that not only do we not wish payment, but the offer makes us no longer enjoy the generosity of being able to help.
How do you teach someone love cannot be measured in time or length of stay? How do you help sad people let go — to put their money away?
Love needs freedom to in to fill the empty place.