Accepting Graciously..

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Today I was pleasantly surprised by unexpected compliments. I didn’t know what to say.  I am not sure who told me about graciously accepting a compliment, but I remember what I always tell people when they find it hard to accept one. I tell them “it’s a gift…just a graciously accept it.”    Today, I decided quickly to follow my own advice, and just accept the unexpected, and kind words.

How nice it is to be appreciated, and thanked. I find it sad, or  perhaps merely disappointing that sometimes people are surprised when they are complimented or thanked for the work that they do.

I hope soon that you will be pleasantly surprised by someone who takes the time to tell you “thank you” or give you a compliment.  Accept it graciously.

Some of the most important, and memorable lessons of our lives we learn are before we attend any classes or school.  I think that being taught manners by my parents and grandparents are some of those lessons.

I remember my grandmother teaching me “please” and “thank you”, while visiting her when I was knee high. Thanks Baba, for the lessons, and the memories.


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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