I actually gave most of it away, leaving just this slice for me, and I enjoyed every last morsel. Mmmmmm..... good!
Me being me, as I enjoyed my dessert I reflected on the lessons it teaches.
First, it's good to indulge every once in a while. Things are so much better when they're a rare treat, aren't they? I mean this cheesecake is sooo good but the fact that I only have it every once in a while makes it extra yummy and extra special. If I had an unlimited supply in my fridge I'd probably find it just so-so after a while.
Second, sharing is an excellent opportunity for both you and the people you share with to practice both giving and receiving.
Of course on a physical level you're giving and the others are receiving. That much is obvious. But this goes a bit deeper if you think about it.
By sharing you give not only the physical gift but the emotional gift of letting the people you share with know you care about them. You also give the receivers the opportunity to accept your gift graciously (something not everyone can do) and to express appreciation and gratitude (also something not everyone can do).
In return of course the recipients give you a gift by making you feel good for sharing. They give you joy and make you feel appreciated, something most people don't feel often enough.
So it's a win-win for everyone. Well, except those ungrateful and grumpy people who would find something to complain about if you gave them a million dollars. Dang it - too bad I didn't have enough cheesecake to go around :p
Assignment for tomorrow: Find something to share and share it. Hmm... maybe I'll make another cheesecake :)