Here’s something I’ve learned that might encourage you today: you can never out-give your family.
What I mean by that is no matter how much I serve, sacrifice, or make selfless choices for the benefit of my wife and kids (which is a very intense reality for folks looking square on at how their lives will change once they start having kiddos), they ALWAYS pour love, fun, and enrichment back into my life beyond what I have ever done for them.
I’ve tested this out for more than 15 years now with my wife and our 5 children, and I am now convinced it is a natural family law: you can never out-give your spouse and kids.
Here’s the trick: true selflessness isn’t thinking about what it will get in return or how it comes back to them. Selflessness is unconditional love, which means that it pours out without expecting anything in return. Truly. But the magic of this is that once that is activated – BOOM! – you are investing in a natural law that is getting ready to bless your socks off. Sounds contradictory, I know, but it’s what I’ve discovered to be true.
Feel free to try it for yourself.