“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.” ~Jess Lair
On December 2, 2016, I wrote an article called “Accepting Praise”. I revisited it today because I received a good deal of praise today. I was told that nobody had ever provided the kind of information than I did. Someone else told me that I am always available to answer questions and provide guidance. Another person said I was doing a great job and accomplishing a lot. Someone else who used to have my job said she was so glad that I was hired. Back in December, I wrote about how difficult it is for me to accept praise because I think I can do better or more. Today was different. The positive things said about me made me feel great. I still believe I can do more but then I realize that I am doing so much as it is.
In December, I wrote:
“Rather than question praise, deny it, negate it, I am going to work hard on accepting it as a gift. After all, it is meant to be a gift to me from someone who appreciates me. People who praise me see my value. So why can’t I?”
I’m making progress.