At some point today, someone is going to give us praise or thank us for doing something. We'll probably reply, "It was no big deal. Don't worry about it." We'll say this because we're trying to be modest. At some point today, someone is going to offer us help. We'll probably reply, "Thanks for the offer, but I've got it." We'll say this because we don't want to put them out.
We turn down praise and we turn down offers of help because we think we're helping the other person. What we're actually doing is robbing that person of the opportunity to give us a gift.
Think of the last time you did something nice for someone. It felt really good, right? You were able to lighten someone's load and you received the good vibes associated with knowing you helped someone. Think of the last time you paid someone a compliment. You got to see the smile come across their face, and you got to see their confidence level increase immediately. When we turn down compliments and offers of help, we are turning down gifts. We are preventing the other person from having the wonderful feelings associated with giving someone a gift. Accept the gift. Remember this today. It might be the best gift you can give someone!
Make it a great day!