We know we're "supposed to" accept praise graciously, say thanks, let others show us high regard without us deflecting it. We know this. But it's still hard to do. I think our natural tendency is to return praise right away so we don't look greedy for it. So we say thanks, but then we turn it around and mention something great about the person praising us. Sharing the wealth, so to speak. "Yeah, you're doing great, too! Yay for all of us right now!"
I say ENOUGH OF THIS. We're doing a hard thing. We totally deserve our moments in the spotlight, which is why I love the Freedom Train. We get to bask in the glory of achievement! I say that when we're praised for doing this hard thing of quitting an addiction we should put our shoulders back, stand up straight, and "Yes, thank you, I'm working very hard and I'm happy to have that acknowledged!" Period, the end.
What do you think?