Beware of a surprise gift from a large family; the present is one but the obligations many. The benefit fits your size but your obligation their size.
Or, to say it otherwise, when you give and speak to many, your efforts and intentions get diluted as they spread, until there is nothing left.
This reminds me of a story:
They say that Mullah Nasreddin, erstwhile jester of the kings, was, once upon a time, a poor but hospitable man, humble teacher in the town of Aksehir.
One afternoon a man from Horto - one of his several native villages, all so proud of him - paid visit and brought a fat duck as a present. The Mullah was exceedingly happy. Without delay he plucked the duck and prepared a delicious soup, which he shared with his guest.
Some days after, another man came to see the Hodja. He brought no present but he explained: "I am the brother of the man who offered you the duck."
"Be welcome" said Nasreddin and invited him to share dinner.
Another day passed and another empty-handed visitor knocked at the door. "May you only know youth, prosperity and good health" he said, "I am the cousin of the brother of the man who brought you the duck." The Hodja asked him in and offered him hospitality.
Now it happens that one week after that, yet another man came to say: "Be blessed Hodja, I am the neighbour of the cousin of the brother of the man who brought you the duck, and I bring you more greetings".
Nasreddin sat him at the guest table and they had a pleasant chat while dinner was prepared. Then, he carried to the table a big pot of boiling water from which he served a large bowl for the visitor.
"What is this, Hodja?" exclaimed the man.
"This, my friend, is the soup of the soup, of the soup, of the soup, of the duck."