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Gift Gratitude

Dec 27, 2013 / Holidays     

Sound familiar? For many of us, it’s easier to give than to receive. We just aren’t comfortable accepting gifts or gestures of appreciation. So, to deflect the attention, we say things like, “You didn’t have to do that…” or “You shouldn’t have spent so much money on me.” And even though our intentions might be humble ones, our actions belittle the generosity of the giver. So the next time you’re on the receiving end, no matter how uncomfortable you feel, allow the other person to enjoy their giving experience. Just smile and reply with a gracious, “Thank you so much.” Here’s more on thankfulness and teaching your child to write thank you notes. Now is the perfect time considering the gifts they just received.



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