Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving… Accepting another person’s gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you. (Alexander McCall Smith)
It took me until I was 28 to learn this. Especially when it came to congratulations and thanks. I thought I was being polite by rejecting such thing. Now, I know it is just the opposite.