Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Giving and Receiving

Many people find it easier to give to others than to receive. It's easier to pay someone a compliment than to say "thank you" when someone compliments you. Or it's easier to make time to help someone with their job search than to ask someone else to give you that time.

Here's what I had to do to get over that reluctance to receive.

I realized how good I feel when I help someone else, and they are really thankful for it. So how can I deny other people that same pleasure?

By receiving a gift from someone, I give them a gift in return - the gift of good feeling and satisfaction.

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