Am I the only one who has difficulty accepting thanks from someone? They'll say "Thank you" and I'll respond "No problem" or "No Sweat" or "Anytime" or something other than saying "You're Welcome." It's almost as if I'm afraid to admit I did something for someone and that my actions had an impact on them. It's also as if I don't attach value to that thing that I may have done. If someone is willing to thank me for something, I should be able to accept their thanks. It's easy to give thanks, it's hard to accept it. Maybe the reason it's hard is because I've been taught to say and give thanks, I've never been taught how to receive it. I guess it's like most things on this journey, I have to learn before can master. I feel like I am thankful for so much, I appreciate what I have and I'm grateful for those blessings that are upon me, now I have to learn to be gracious.

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Comment by Nancy Adler on December 24, 2008 at 1:50pm
Thank YOU :-) Blessings, Nancy
Comment by Herminia Haydeé Suarez on December 12, 2008 at 9:07pm
Yes, Mine is another culture but I plenty identify what you are argueing with, I agree that the problem is with receiving. We were many time said that giving is better than receiving, so we don´t take our receiving necessities into account.
Let´s learn!!

Herminia
Comment by Alexa on November 26, 2008 at 11:11am
No, you're not the only one! Do you know, I have been actually working on this myself over the past year. I noticed that whenever I say "thank you" to my parents, they say "no, no, don't thank us." But I say: But I do! So I see where I got conditioned. And when you say "thank you for cooking" or "thanks for dinner" (so sweet), I found myself always saying "I'm glad you liked it." Instead of just "You are SOOOO welcome!!!" Which I am now starting to do.

You are sooo right, here. It is time to practice receiving thanks also. Receiving healing. Receiving love. It feels "safer" I guess to give it. But I am now going to be even more aware of receiving when someone offers me thanks. Thank YOU for this.

Hey, with that, can practice receiving it, too. hee-hee! But sincerely, I thank you for sharing this Eric. love alexa
Comment by Susan on November 25, 2008 at 1:32am
I find myself saying the same things. I think personally it because sometimes I dont feel the thanks is a REAL thanks. Sometimes no matter how many times you do something and you get a thank you, it just doesnt sink in to their minds that you have done something for them. Especially the people of today. There doesnt seem to be any morals or responsiblity out there except for just a handful. That I think is why I say "No problem". It doesnt really mean anything to that person. Now when someone I know is sincere, then I have no problem saying "your welcome".

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