Frey Freyday – Reciprocity

(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)

The Law Of Reciprocity is: To get you must first give……But…if you don’t have it to give, so then you don’t give, then you are further repeating your cycle of not having to get. –Jim Fortin

Social peace requires reciprocity. Ralph Peters

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. Marlo Thomas

To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are. Cat Stevens

You’ve got to give more than you take. Christopher Reeve


I believe that, in life, to get what you want in life you must BE the person you need to be to create what you want. After you’re ARE the kind of person you need to be you then HAVE it.

When you have it then you can then give it….and here is where the magic happens, when you have it to give, you can then receive more of it. –Jim Fortin

Most of us work backwards. They say, “If I had it, I’d give and if I could give I could get more.”

Another way to say this is you can’t get peace of mind or happiness or whatever if you don’t first HAVE it in you.

This is about relationships, opportunities, wealth, etc. If you want people to act a certain way – or if you want to interact with certain types of people, then you must be that type of person and/or give out that vibe. If you want people to ask you out to social events, for example, then you first must be the person to do it.

If you want to find opportunities in a certain niche, you must be that person, the habits, attitude, etc.

If you want others to be warm, friendly, giving to you, you must do it to others first.

Everything in life comes from within you, not from without.

Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.

So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….


This post inspired by Jim Fortin of Mind Authority



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