The Giver becomes the Receiver

Sometimes people come in to your life so you can give to them…. others come into your life so you can receive… The work that I do...

Sometimes people come in to your life so you can give to them….
others come into your life so you can receive…
The work that I do is always in a state of flux. Every year I don’t know if I will have a job…it is contingent on the funding and grant money and contracts.  Some years our agency is flush with money and provides resources and other years we are scraping by. Yet the very nature of what I do is giving….I receive less pay than most people who do the work I do…I could chose to stay in the  field and get a job that is more administrative in nature but I would leaving behind the people that I have grown to love.
The surprise that I always find in giving of yourself is that it turns you into a “receiver”.

The girls that I work with have varying backgrounds. 
They are no different than the girls you know
or maybe the girl you used to be. 
They wonder who their real friends are, 
worry about grades, feel alone, 
doubt that they are truly beautiful, 
barely can see past their 
overwhelming feelings of the day…. 
Some have more complicated circumstances broken homes that have adults wandering in and out of their life, poverty, foster care, substance abuse, crime but they all have something in common…….the deep cry to be heard, valued and loved. 
It is the echo of the human heart…..

As I work with these beautiful girls and 
I interact with them

laughing, listening and teaching 
I realize that they are no different than I.

 As we interact my heart is filled,

my words are heard 
and surprisingly 
I…. am a receiver.

Receiving more than I ever gave.

Subway art created by the girls 

Linking with 

Holly Barrett



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Cindy Fincher: The Giver becomes the Receiver
The Giver becomes the Receiver
Cindy Fincher
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