My mother raised me to be pretty self sufficiant. Want a sandwich? Make a sandwich. She also raised me to not always get my own way (hence the one television in the massive household of my growing up days.) She also taught me to never take advantage of those who are generous.
These are all great things. Today these manners are troubling me.
I have a hard time graciously saying thank you. Christmas time, I get a present and I say thanks and plot my next year's gift- at least as equally as awesome as the one I received. Paying them back for their generosity. If someone helps you doing something you help them right?
My flatmates are currently in my flat decorating it for my kitchen tea in an hour and I am not allowed to help. They are great friends and after half organising it realised they wouldn't be able to actually keep it a secret and informed me what will be going down.
I really love these girls. They are amazing. But I just don't know how to gracefully say thank you and enjoy myself. This is really straining my manners to the uttermost limit. I know though, in just a little while I will be ecstatically excited because my friends are incredible and I am supremely blessed to know them.