A short update today, Thanksgiving Day.
Most of us will think about ways to give thanks today; after all, that is what Thanksgiving Day is all about.
But. . . . consider how you RECEIVE thanks.
When someone tells you:
“You look great!”
“I’m so happy you’re here!”
“The turkey is amazing!”
“Your house is beautiful!”
“Thank you for hosting Thanksgiving!”
“You make THE BEST pies!”
How do you respond? Do you RECEIVE a compliment well?
If you don’t; practice today. I once heard it said that,
“You know you’ve become a woman when you’ve learned to accept a compliment.”
NO IFs, ANDs or BUTs!
No justifications. . .
“Well, I just threw things together,” or “The turkey didn’t turn out like I’d planned,” or “The house is such a mess – we need to redo the bathroom” or “FILL IN THE BLANK.”
RECEIVING THANKS is a part of gratitude and being thankful.
Own your awesomeness today! When someone says, “You make the best pies,” simply say “Thank you.” Even better, share your recipe.
Thanking someone or being thankful for something is only half the equation. Show anyone who compliments you, your “thanksgiving” by accepting the compliment and taking it to heart with a smile. Your loved ones will feel gratitude because you acknowledged their effort, and you will know that you are cherished and people are grateful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!