Accepting Graciously..

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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 and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
This entry was posted in family, Thinking Out loud, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Accepting Graciously..

  1. Pingback: Source « tinmaddog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s