Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 11)

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Today we are going to talk about #11 on our list of things we should say more often.

Aw!  You got me a corn dog too!  You shouldn’t have!

We are back to corn dogs again.  A corn dog is one of my favorite things to eat.  Despite the humor conveyed here, it does get to a deeper, more meaningful point.  When one of our friends gets us a gift, we need to accept it graciously.  It does not matter how big or small the gift is, it is the idea that they were thinking about us.  They wanted to brighten our day and our day should be brightened by a gift from our friend.

We say that they shouldn’t have, but in reality, they should have.  Not because you are some person who deserves gifts every day of the week, but because that is what a friend does for another friend.  It is a way to show someone you care and that you are thinking about them.

When we receive a gift from a friend, we need to let that person know that it is appreciated.  We need to let them know that their act was special to us.  If it is really a corn dog that they get you, then you can be extra happy.  It is a corn dog after all.

Our assignment this week is to be sure that the next time one of our friends gets something for us, we show them a cheerful and appreciative response.  We need to show them that their gift, no matter how small, means the world to us.  That is how you keep friends.  If you are in a period where no one else seems to be getting you any small gifts, you might want to consider being nicer to them.  Just kidding!  If you really do want a chance to practice this though, you may need to get the ball rolling by getting some of your friends some gifts.  It never hurts!

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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