I was wondering, do you ever find it difficult to allow yourself to receive from others?


Personally, if someone asked me this question a handful of years ago, I would have definitely been nodding my head in agreement.


Whether someone wants to give us a gift, a helping hand or a compliment, I’ve come to understand that the act of receiving is a loving gesture not only to ourselves but also to others.


As people pleasers, many of us were raised to be considerate, always willing to help, and hesitant to be a burden to anyone.


And while these qualities are admirable, they can often lead us to resist receiving help, love, or support from others. We often feel that by resisting, we are sparing them from any inconvenience or burden.


However, I’ve come to understand that this can inadvertently rob others of the opportunity to give from their hearts and, in the process, rob us of the chance to be enriched by their love and care.


Receiving isn’t about weakness, helplessness or neediness. It’s about acknowledging that we all have moments when we could use a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on.


When we graciously accept the love, assistance, or kindness that someone offers us, we’re not just receiving their actions; we’re also allowing them to express their care and compassion.


It’s through the act of both giving AND receiving that we create deeper, more meaningful connections with others.


And that’s what the world needs now, more than ever, less separation and more connection.


By accepting the love and generosity of those who genuinely care for us, we’re giving them the gift of being there for us, the gift of contributing to our well-being, and the opportunity to express their love in a tangible way.


Try thinking about it like this: when we give, it brings us joy and satisfaction to see our actions making a positive impact in someone else’s life.


By refusing to receive, we may unintentionally deny our friends and loved ones the chance to experience that same joy. It’s a beautiful cycle of giving and receiving that allows us to strengthen our bonds with those we hold dear.


So, I hope you will allow yourself to be open to any love, support and care that comes your way.


You are absolutely worthy of their kindness, and you’re giving others the incredible gift of contributing to your well-being.


With lots of love,


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About Jenna

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Jenna Banks is a best-selling author of “I Love Me More: How To Find Happiness & Success Through Self-Love”. She’s also a public speaker and host of The Jenna Banks Show whose work has been featured in media outlets that include Forbes, ABC, NBC and Authority Magazine.

Against all odds, she was able to pivot from the self-loathing survivor of a traumatic childhood and a nearly fatal suicide attempt, to someone who knows her worth and refuses to settle for less than she deserves. She now helps others discover the self-love they are worthy of.

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