Call to action: learning to not demand praise

Learn to not demand praise:

I was at the pharmacy. I had to walk there and I sat down to relax before picking up my prescriptions. There was a young man in line. He probably took great care with his appearance. His hair had a lot of product in it and mine was far from clean. I lowered my eyes to the floor. All he was hoping for was a compliment on being well dressed maybe a conversation as he waited in line. I got into line after there was a person behind him.
He triggered my insecurities with one word and I left the drug store muttering. My muttering didn’t stop when I arrived at take out place. All the way home I complained about how inaccurate that word was to describe me. I pointed out that I ministered to GLBT persons but I inherited the ministry from my husband. He once had a bisexual transgendered girlfriend and a bisexual mother. He took after his father. I went into high school knowing what I wasn’t but I was mislabeled constantly by bisexuals, rapists and the secular liberals who never understood me. I learned not to demand praise because I couldn’t get it. I don’t take compliments well so I rarely give them out. People with trauma issues rarely feel good enough to offer praise at all.

Call to action: Genuine Praise is better than demanded praise
– learn not to demand praise and perhaps one day the praise will come naturally
– praise is best when it comes out of the heart in a genuine manner
– only the optimistic praise others genuinely and that is the kind of praise you are trying to demand
– if I gave into your demands for praise, you would keep on trying to trigger praise in the same manner.
– learn not to demand praise and perhaps one day it will take you by surprise

About calls to action

This blog was set up as proof of the personal spiritual nature of my marriage and foundational couple beliefs. It is in no way connected to the nonprofit that follow the beginnings of this page. My calls to action are designed to clarify my husband's ministry focuses as a humanitarian.
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