This can not be overstated. We live in a "have to" society. Remember, giving from a state of expectation leads to resentment while giving from a state of "choose to" is a kind, loving, and compassionate act to yourself as well as the receiver of your gift. The only way to do this is to positively and appropriately attend to yourself.
moonsiren: irisharchaeology: Page from the Book of Armagh, an Irish manuscript which dates from c. 9th century AD (The Book of Armagh TCD MS 52 f 103r, via http://tinyurl.com/mlbcq46) via forestferncreations.tumblr.com.