Updated: Mar 31, 2020
Some of us have trouble accepting compliments and gifts from others. Perhaps it's because we feel unworthy or undeserving or not good enough. I believe a "gift" whether in the form of a physical present or kind word, is an expression of gratefulness. The giver is sharing a feeling of thankfulness with the receiver. The next time someone does something special for you feel the intention with which the gift was given. Ignore your initial unworthy, undeserving or not good enough feelings and respond with a humble "thank you". By graciously accepting the gift the giver will feel honored and appreciated leaving you both with a feeling of gratitude. What a beautiful exchange of kindness and generosity.