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Finally outside again with horses!
As usual Twizel, my donkey and Samson the Shetland co-operate while Oli and Cleo are totally disinterested.

However, they illustrate the point I am making perfectly. How often do we do things for others and expect something in return? How often do we expect something of equal value to our action, or at least, gratitude or appreciation?

I’m not suggesting that we should all become doormats but focussing on what you can give rather than what you get as a result of the giving, is more rewarding. That way the giving is truly a gift both to the receiver and the giver.

So, I have realised that it is better to say “yes” to the things I am willing to do without reward and say “no” to gestures that would result in the martyr approach!