“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
How often we place expectations on what we give in relationships and friendships. The feeling of needing something in return or keeping score signals an imbalance. If you feel you are always giving to the point of being taken advantage of, simply stop. Stop and ask yourself why you feel the need to give and give and give. Next, start taking care of yourself first. Start setting healthy boundaries. Once we come from a place of knowing that anything we give flows honestly and freely from us with only love, it sets us free.
Get your own house in order… then do the favor for a friend, give money to a family member, do something just because… and let it be.