How do you handle it when people say wonderful things to you?

Words of Appreciation 5bOften, you’re so ready with the next thing that you have to say, that you’ll speed right by and BARELY NOTICE the wonderful words of appreciation that someone has just given you! Or, you simply brush it off and hardly give those beautiful words a nod before hurrying forward.

The more extreme version of this is to just DISMISS what the other says to you!  Let’s say you’re being acknowledged for some special skill that you have, or some amazing thing that you did for somebody, and you dismiss it by saying, “Well, that was nothing”   This leaves the other person who just gave you this beautiful acknowledgement really nowhere to go.

Another response that’s very common is to COMPLETELY IGNORE the wonderful words that have just been spoken to you! Imagine completely ignoring a wonderful acknowledgement given to you!  This leaves the person who gave it to you at a total and complete loss!

And yet, we do it all the time!

Do you notice words of appreciation?

Think of it like this: imagine you’re giving a gift to somebody and you’re holding it out on a silver platter.  This is the most amazing, HUGE gift you can think of to give them.  Then they respond in all of the ways just listed above, ranging from barely noticing the gift, to dismissing it, to completely ignoring it!

Imagine how you would feel!

Words of appreciation are a gift, and what’s so amazing thing is that they’re completely FREE.  All you have to do is think them up and then actually speak them out loud to another person and they can transform a life.  They’re that powerful!

Now imagine that you’re the receiver of the gift.  How do you want to receive the gift that people are giving you by way of their words?  Barely acknowledging it or with enormous gratitude and appreciation?!

Here’s how to notice words of appreciation:

  • Be present.  Be in the NOW!
  • Maintain eye contact to help you focus and hear what’s being said.
  • Pay attention, hear what’s being said – and allow it in!
  • Respond in a way that you would actually love to be responded to yourself!

One of the biggest gifts that one human being can give another is to actually not only see something wonderful that someone has done, but also to acknowledge them for it.  And yet it’s done so rarely!

And one of the most powerful gifts you can give yourself is to let words of appreciation in.  They are mirrors of how you make a difference in the world.  By doing so, you’re honoring the Law of Reciprocity, and you’re returning a HUGE gift by graciously allowing and receiving.

Are you tired of hurrying through life and barely noticing the important stuff?  Are you yearning to be more appreciated?  To find out how, click HERE or go to to get your PDF of Ignite Your Life!  How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be.

Ignite Your Life! is a simple step-by-step system that will create a profound shift in your life and will bring about the success, abundance and joy that you’ve always dreamed of!  When you apply this system to each area of your life, you’ll create the Juicy Life and Business of Your Dreams!

To your magnificence!

Andrea Woolf

‘The Queen of Having It All
Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Founder of

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