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An Attitude of Gratitude

Wed, Sep. 30, 2015 Posted: 08:03 AM


Having an Attitude of Gratitude is necessary if one wants to be the next Carrie Brawshaw (smile). I had a friend who complimented me on one of my articles, and I told her, "Oh, it wasn't my best work". Well, when you compare my work to the likes of Hemmingway, or Collins (may she rest in peace), it wasn't, but the beauty of writing is the more one does is, the better one gets. Why I earth would I write off the ones who compliment me? We remember the criticisms don't we? Realizing I had done this, I had to ask myself, "Why do we deny ourselves praise"?It's a false sense of humility that won't allow us to accept compliments. In reality, we're doing nothing more than denying "our" God His Due. If you've ever sacrificed ANYTHING for your craft, you deserve the praise when offered. You deserve it, because you've EARNED IT. It becomes obnoxious when you do it ONLY for the purposes of receiving praise. If you're proud of what you've accomplished, it's acceptable to receive the compliment, then send it back out...in your creation. By accepting the Affirmation offered, you're acknowledging the worthiness of the person giving the compliment. Remember, by denying them their say in your work, you are denying them, and frankly, success is achieved one person, one notice, at at time. It doesn't make you less humble to accept a "job well done" it makes you grateful...and remember....to be grateful is to be humble. Okay, gotta go. I slept in a recliner all night. Pediatric Asthma has reared it's ugly head, but I'm glad and grateful to do it. Duchess slept like a baby....it was worth it. I got some kinks to work out. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

Veronica Philips