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The Art of Receiving

I was 29 years old, the mother of two boys under the age of two, a newlywed – and I had a big problem:

Someone (anonymously) sent me $500 in gift certificates to the local grocery store.

Why was that a problem? Because I didn’t know who sent them to me, I didn’t know why they were sent to me and I most certainly didn’t need any charity!

(Can you hear my indignant self?)

But, what was my real problem? I hadn’t embraced the joy and art of receiving. I was an excellent giver, but my receiving skills sucked. And I had a big life lesson waiting to be learned.

My gift certificate story was the foundation for my chapter, The Joy of Receiving, published in the inspirational and bestselling anthology, Cultivating Joy.

And now it’s the topic for this podcast interview with my fabulous co-author and bad-ass warrior, Peggy Nolan. (Just click on the player below to start listening!)

The Art of Receiving
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