Many times, we are full of regret that we loved somone so much, that we sacrificed so much, that we gave so much – but ended up with the short end of the stick. The temptation to romance regret is strong. But you should not regret playing your game. It is your game.
You gave so much because that is who you are. You sacrificed lots because that is your game. It is who you are.
You cannot and should not be apologetic about who you are. Own your game with your chest. If you sacrificed much for someone and they took it for granted, it is okay. You played your game. You got fulfilment from doing it. They just didnt appreciate it. But there are other people out there who will.
So, instead of filling your life with regret, keep your head up and go be your amazing self to someone else. Because, if you are honest, you know that you can’t change who you are. You can withdraw privileges from those who do not appreciate what you have to offer – people who demean you – but you will always look to offer it to someone again and again, because that is how you find fulfilment. So, go find those who will appreciate your pearls and offer them.
Do not regret sharing your pearls. You shared them because that is who you are. For you, sharing is life. Giving is fulfilment. Instead, re-allocate your priceless resources. Change the object of your endowments. Find others who will value what you have to offer.
Find those who are worthy of your pearls, and then keep sharing.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them. under their feet, and turn again and rend you.