Accepting Praise Revisited

“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.


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