Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - The Art of Receiving

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Suzanna, indeed we have a great responsibility in receiving. When I am back home (I still call it home... Italians are much better at receiving) with my mother, I see the kindness of gratitude and touch it in first person. She prepares these cards with special inspirational messages and lets people select one at random as they meet during the holidays. The hand crafted card and the message become the starting point (or social object) for a connection. I can only hope to be half the student with such a great teacher. Thank you for expanding the conversation.

THANK YOU, for bringing up this important subject. It is a little sore point for me, because I've experienced giving when the recipient just... couldn't. Even Einstein didn't do the math on this one, when he said that giving was more worthy than receiving. It's basic. Really. Without one to receive, the giver is thwarted. Besides, reciprocity can be seen in the infinity symbol. I'm assuming this post came from you, Valeria, and once again you've touched a cultural nerve with a point worth expanding. Thank you, and thanks to everyone out there who is graciously receiving acts of love, tokens of appreciation, and all the random gratitude that is looking for a heart to call home. Remember, to receive, all you really have to do is say "Thank you." smiles.

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