“When are you going to learn … that people will like you for who you are, and not what you can give them? Now you go back and get your toys back … NOW.”
I thought at a very young age if I gave away my toys that people would want to be my friend. I was right and I was wrong. So I learned to detect when someone wanted something that I possessed and wanted it for themselves, or if that person was a genuine friend, and only wanted to spend time with me.
So now that I am a grown-up, the things that I can give to the people in my life consist of laughter, smiles, happy days, hopes, dreams, an imaginary world that I created, stories, songs, dances, and sometimes a little bit of magic.
There is something else that people will want from you, and you need to decide if you are willing to give it — your time. Your time is valuable and precious. We never know how much time we have before we expire.