Gems of Insight, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Insight #100

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that it’s okay to allow others to do nice things for us. I recently wrote a blog entry that concerned allowing others to help us, and this blog entry is an extension of that one, in that it focuses on allowing others to do nice things for us (i.e. give us gifts, treat us to dinner, etc.)

Sure, many of us are rather independent and want to ensure that we do not give others the impression that we are trying to get things from them. But it is possible to accept nice things from people without taking advantage of them or giving the impression that we are trying to take advantage of them.

It is all in the attitude with which you accept the gift. Accepting gifts with humility, appreciation, and consideration helps us to accept gifts in a manner that keeps the generosity of the gift giver in the forefront of our minds, which helps us to avoid developing an entitlement mentality, keeping us from venturing into the realm of taking advantage of the individuals who do nice things for us.

Sure, it may be harder for some of us to do this than others, but it is doable as long as we commit ourselves to focusing on accepting gifts with an attitude of humility, appreciation, and consideration, knowing that at some point we will feel the urge to do something nice for those who do nice things for us and have the opportunity to bless them. And blessing others is really what it’s all about. #lovebythedrop

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