292 – Have you ever thought of love and affection in quotas?

What is the meaning of quota? It means an allocation, share or allowance. How often have we felt that we have been receivers of unrequited love? And we have not realized that we never shared our love.

“When a bird is alive, it eats ants.
When a bird dies, ants eat it.
One tree can be made into million matchsticks.
But only one matchstick is required to burn millions of trees.
Circumstances can change at any time.
Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in this life.
You may be powerful today but time is more powerful than you.
How often have we undermined others and not been aware of it.” – Anonymous.

Observe around you. Unless you demonstrate your caring and tenderness, you will be unloved. It is not possible for a person or an animal to know that you want your feelings reciprocated. Every morning when I wake up, I call out to my cats. They come and twine themselves around my legs. Then I bend down and pet them. The more I love them, the more they give me in return. My husband does not call out to them, so they do not return his silent affection to him.

Kisses and hugs

When we had a dog, I would call him as soon as I returned from outside. He would respond by singing. Then one day I lost my voice as I had an attack of pneumonia, and I could not call out to him until I had regained my voice. He was very sad. He would look at me, and just sit still. Do you remember when your parents kissed you, and wished you good morning and good night? Do you remember how good you felt when you reciprocated that kiss and hug.

So it’s not about quota it is about how much we give and share. The more we share, the more we get.

“Ninety-nine percent of the time humans have lived in tribes, groups of 12 to 36 people. Only during times of war, or what have now which is the psychological equivalent of war, does the nuclear family prevail because it’s the most mobile unit that can ensure the survival of the species. But for the full flowering of the human spirit, we need the groups, tribes.” – Margaret Mead

 

“Weeds are flowers too once you get to know them”. – A.A. Milne.

Here is yet another example of looking at the world with appreciation and love. If we think of the word quota again, and apply it here, we will only see beauty all around us.

Quota is a powerful word and the best application is to utilize it in our daily life and we will find that we are surrounded by an ocean of affection and love.

Aim Hrim Klim

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