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Toot Your Own Horn

Toot Your Own Horn

There’s something so gracious about a person who is humble, isn’t there?  It’s admirable to do great things and not want attention drawn to yourself for doing so.  But…

I say – it’s okay to toot your own horn now and again.  Everyone has not discovered what their talents and gifts are, but if you are one of the fortunate ones who have, then you should share them!  Many of us don’t because we think showing them off oversteps the boundary of practicing humility.  We tend to downplay our greatness because no one likes a show-off.

How often do you give yourself less credit for something you’re really great at doing?  Everyone you run across tells you how inspired they are by your creativity, or how they enjoy those delicious apple pies that only you can bake like you do.  How many times have you met a compliment about your clothing with, “Girrrrll….this dress is so old!” rather than just politely accept the compliment with a smile and say “thank you!”
There is such a thing as being too humble.  The more you dishonor your greatness, the less you hold yourself and your amazing abilities to the high esteem deserved.  Sometimes it’s okay to say “Hey, everybody! Look what I did!”  You never know the joy you may invoke in the one who views your marvelous painting, or who may welcome with pure delight the taste of the cheesy mac & cheese you cook so well.  You could very well makes someone’s day!

Tooting your horn does not include bragging or arrogant attitudes or “showing out” as our grannies would say.  Strike a delicate balance between showing what you’ve got and having some humility about it.  Toot your horn – it means that you acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful gifts that God has given you to share with others.  And if someone’s not looking or tasting or touching or experiencing what you have to offer the world – sometimes you’ve gotta toot that horn to bring attention to it.  Go ahead, make a joyful noise about YOU! (Toot, toot!)

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Bettye Burney
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Bettye Burney

Janine I have found myself as stated in your blog this week of not praising my own good deeds. And why not, someone could be waiting to here a praise report. I will learn to take to heart my endeavors of humbleness and at the same time praise!!!! Thanks again

Michelle Hull
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Michelle Hull

I can definitely relate to the things you’re conveying in this article. I often find myself going out of the way to be humble about the gifts God has blessed me with. You’re right…it’s ok to toot your own horn and finding a way to balance humility as well. Thanks for encouraging us, your readers to do so.

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