Can You Receive? Part 1

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Receiving.

When you say that word, how does  your body feel at just the thought you might receive something nice?

Does it feel warm, fuzzy and even giddy? Or do you feel a slight tension or discomfort?

This week practice these 3 easy Steps:

Step 1:

Give someone in person something physical that they can touch—a small gift, like a candle, it can be a cake your made or bought, it can be a card.  Not big. You get the idea, right?

Then, I want you to pay attention to how you feel

as you are Thinking of what to give that person. Excitement? Happy? Joy? Fear? Upset?

as you are Preparing the thing.

when you are Giving the thing to the person.

Notice the other person’s reactions and comments.

And finally, how do you feel after you have left the person?

Jot down your feelings in a journal along with the other person’s comments.

Step 2:

Give someone in person a sincere and true compliment : “I love your smile.” “You look fabulous in that coat, dress, shirt, top.” “You did a fabulous job at xyz.”

I want you to pay attention to how you feel when you are saying the compliment.

And how you feel when you see and hear the other person’s reactions and comments.

And finally, how do you feel after you have left the person?

Jot down your feelings in a journal along with the other person’s comments.

Step 3

Reflect.

I’m going to guess that you really enjoyed giving the gift and the compliments. You felt good inside. Yes?

You liked it when they smiled, said, “Thank you!” Gave you a kiss or hug. When they showed appreciation.

Did anyone dismiss the gift or the compliment? “Oh, you didn’t need to do that.” “Oh, this old thing?”  How did you feel then?

Remember the joy you feel when someone is happy with the gift or compliment you gave them.

And remember the disappointment, sadness or even frustration, when they had a hard time accepting what you gave them.

You wouldn’t want the joy to be crushed, would you?

Several times during the week practice these tips, and most importantly notice how you feel, especially when giving others a compliment.

If you can’t give a compliment in person, then do it over the phone.

You’ll miss out on seeing the person’s face, which is important,  but at least you’re practicing!

Be sure to catch Part 2 next week…when you’re on the receiving end.

You deserve to be treated with kindness and that starts by being kind to yourself.

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