Thanks Giving and Receiving
Are you good at Receiving Thanks?
Today I thanked several people for their contributions to my life. The answers?
- “Oh, it was nothing…”
- “No big deal.”
- “Don’t mention it.”
- “You don’t have to thank me.”
I want to shake them and remind them that it’s a ripoff to not accept someone’s compliment or thanks. Let me be grateful for you, Dangit!
Here’s a thought… my grandma used to say, “Accepting someone’s gratitude with grace is the 11th commandment.”
So when someone compliments you, thanks you, appreciates you, and acknowledges the joy and blessing you are in their life… Just Say, “You’re Welcome!”
The human condition is such that we need to practice day-to-day civilities as much as possible. There’s too much trouble in the world. Too many grumpy and thin-skinned people. Too many people who make a hobby out of being offended and annoyed. ENOUGH.
Gratitude is a two-way street. It’s healthy. It opens you up for more abundance and joy in your life. And at the end of the day it sure feels a lot better than being a grouch and a grinch all day. I recently did seminars on Life Balance in Hawaii and created a page for my attendees. I’ll share it here in the spirit of Thanksgiving, because I’m Thankful for YOU.
In keeping with the theme of gratefulness this Holiday Season, let’s start showing more gratitude for the gifts that have been bestowed upon us, and when someone acknowledges the gift we are to them, acknowledge it back.
Ok, I just needed to say all of that. I want your life to be better than you ever thought it could be.
Go enjoy your Turkey…
Thanks to SoundBible.com for the sound that sent
my Chihuahua running to the door!
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