Wai Sek Kai Hawker Stall (Dinner) @ Pudu Pasar, Kuala Lumpur
Pork (Mixed) Kuey Teow Soup, RM4.50Soup tasted really good, sweet and flavourful, kuey teow was smooth but the pork intestine was over-cooked kind of rubbery
Sugar Cane Drink Stall
2 x Sugar Cane,RM2.80
Sweet and refreshing, but high in calories
Chee Cheong Fun, Dessert and Kuih Stall
Mixed Chee Cheong Fun and Yam Cake, RM2.80I love sweet sauce, anything with it tasted good to me. Chee Cheong Fun have a good texture, smooth and bit chewy and Yam Cake was soft and flavourful
The more we have given to ourselves, the more we have to give to others. When we find that place within ourselves that is giving, we begin to create an outward flow. Giving toothers comes not from a sense of sacrifice, self-righteousness, or spirituality, but for the pure pleasure of it, because it's fun. Giving can only come from a full, loving space.
How do you feel when someone gives you something with lots of conditions attached to it? Here, take this, they may say, but now you owe me. This type of action isn't coming from a loving space, but from a selfish one, and the people who give in this way definitely aren't people who have given freely to themselves. In fact, their need for return on their "gift" means that they probably neglect themselves on a very regular basis.
We've all heard the saying that you can't love others until you love yourself, and it's just as true that you can't give freely to others until you're willing to give freely to yourself. If you always have to rationalize everything you do for yourself, you're not giving freely, and you're not able to take from yourself freely, either.
Many people neglect themselves because they feel that doing things for themselves is selfish. They feel that if they neglect themselves, they're able to help others more. But if they aren't taking care of themselves and their own needs, then where does their giving come from? Finances are a great example--how can you truly help me financially if your own finances aren't in order? How can you help me emotionally if your own emotional needs haven't been taken care of? How can you tell me to treat myself well if you don't do the same for yourself? It makes little sense. . . .
Give yourself something that you need today. Take the time and make the effort to add something nice to your life--you do deserve it. And you'll be much better at giving to others when you do practice giving to yourself first.
Giving and receiving are opposite sides of the same coin. Receiving entails trust in our own value and our having respect for the giver. By receiving we reinforce the giver and are ourselves supported and affirmed by the gift. In this way we participate in life’s goodness and assist in its flourishing. There are times in our lives when the only way we can give back is to receive.