Among the many things I admire about you, one is your ability to throw yourself completely into helping others, even if, sometimes, I feel they don’t deserve it. We have had many arguments over this, but you have always had your own justifications for helping out, and the goodness of your heart has always bowled me over.
I love the way you walk four steps ahead for the people in our lives – irrespective of whether they are related to us or not – when all they have asked for is for you to meet them one step ahead. I love how you always have more to do for them than they were expecting. I love how you give of yourself so unselfishly. I love how, sometimes, people don’t even need to tell you that they need help – you just go ahead and help them anyway. I love how you are smart enough to know when you need to step in and just how much.
I was the kind of person who used to wait on the sidelines of life events and politely ask people if they need help of any sort, to let me know whenever they do. Then, I would wonder why they never asked. It was only after I got married to you that I realised how to help. I am still learning how to. You just go ahead and help. You go by your gut instincts. You don’t wait to be invited by people. You just give. You heal, and you get healed in the process. That’s how your relationships with most people in your life are deeper than mine, more meaningful, more satisfying.
There is a lot that I need to learn from you, and this is one such thing. I am so glad you are the person you are. You make me a much better person just by being you.