Whenever I hear people say, “I gave him/her everything,” the first thing that comes to my mind is that, “Why? You should have saved something for yourself.”
But recently, I learned that you don’t really know you have given them everything until it’s all done. Giving someone your everything is not an all-at-once big moment; it is a gradual process where you give them parts of you little by little: your attention, your time, your affection, your love. The process is so slow and gradual–and fulfilling at the time–to the point where it leaves you basically unable to “save some for yourself” because it doesn’t feel like you’re giving anything at all–it just feels like you’re loving someone.
Ironically, it’s kind of like that famous saying, “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”