Most of us work really hard for our relationships, careers, our health, and how we want to impact the world. Yet, sometimes we get really frustrated when things don’t go our way. There is one big thing to consider (especially for women). This is the Art of Receiving. Do you know how to do this?
Jenny always helps everyone else, whether it’s organizing events, helping a friend out, or taking on that extra project at work. She loves helping other people, but she’s starting to feel drained by it all. One day, her best friend Sarah, invited her out to dinner. Jenny didn’t realize it, but it was a surprise party with her best friends. Jenny arrived at the restaurant with a gift for Sarah.
When Jenny walked in, her eyes filled with awe and wonder as her dearest friends gathered to celebrate her recent promotion at work. As Jenny hugged each person, she thought about what she could do for each one in return. How can she give back to that person? Sarah made an announcement to the room and said don’t accept anymore from Jenny. This is her time to receive. Let’s pour into her. Jenny didn’t even know what to do. She didn’t know how to accept love from other people. She sat down, put her hands on her heart and said, I am loved. Jenny looked up with tears in her eyes and whispered, “thank you” to each friend at the party.
While it’s important to not overly take from people, it’s an art to accept and receive from others, whether it’s a small gift, an inviting conversation, or a meal.
What can you do to receive the blessings that the universe is sending your way?
One mantra to say every morning: Why do I give myself permission to receive?
Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!
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