What could be more fun than to share that joy with those around us!! What’s more fun than watching someone’s face light up when you pay them a compliment or praise their accomplishments? As we learn to take judgment off our own choices, we naturally begin to take judgment off other people’s choices. As we become more accepting of ourselves, we become more accepting of others. And those other people notice it each time we interact with them. We share by example and by our generosity of spirit.
We can do this even with people we find ‘difficult’ to get along with. Think about someone you don’t particularly enjoy spending time with. Now find one thing about that person you like. It could be the clothes they wear, how they do their hair, or how organized they are. Be creative and be objective. Find that one thing you like about this person. Then pay them a compliment. Say something nice, drop them an email, praise them in front of co-workers. See how it feels inside your body to do this. How they react is not the issue. It’s how you feel when you do it. Don’t be surprised if, eventually, you find your difficult relationship improving.
As a friend of mine said recently, the better it gets, the better it gets! And I would say the more joy we feel, the more joy we feel! There’s a snowball effect here. The more we practice acceptance of ourselves, the more we accept others. And the more we accept others, the more we accept ourselves. Practice makes permanent!