1. Accept gifts. Graciously and gratefully accept presents, compliments, offers of help, and large and small kindnesses.
2. Treat your emotions gently. The Buddhist monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to speak soothingly, as loving mother, to our difficult feelings. "Don't worry my little anger, I will take care of you." "Don't worry my little loneliness, I will take care of you."
3. Fulfill your obligations without making a fuss about it to yourself or others.