Giving & Receiving

Saying Thank You

Our culture tries to tell us that its better to give than to receive, however this isn’t quite the case. Showing gratitude allows us to give something back to a person, and at the same time encourages more giving, by us all.

Here are 3 tips on how to give and receive with ease;

  1. Be aware of what people do for you and thank them for it. This helps us appreciate that others value and care for us, and in turn we feel good about ourselves.
  2. Accept compliments as they are given without protest. Saying ” you shouldn’t have” or “its only…” dismisses the compliment, which devalues the compliment. Say thank you and don’t worry about hidden agendas, that is besides the point, as is giving something in return.
  3. Keep a diary of the things you are grateful for and appreciate all that you can give and receive.