Compliments are very important. However they are not appreciated enough more often than not. When someone compliments you on your outfit, what do you usually say? “Oh, this old thing? I just found it at the bottom of the closet and threw it on.”
How do you think that makes the person giving you the compliment feel? They went out of their way to tell you something they noticed about you, putting their opinion out on a limb for you and you just shoot it down and devalue it instantly?
It has always been hard for me to take compliments but every time I receive one is a time to practice and get better at it. Next time someone compliments you, honestly compliments you, try and say thank you. Make it sincere. Practice absorbing the compliment because it was meant for you then take all the goodness that you feel from the compliment and redirect it back through your thank you.
A compliment is supposed to make you feel good, do not dismiss it. When you do, you are also dismissing the person who gave you the complement and their opinion. Not only does the compliment get lost, but it’s also a pretty rude thing to do to someone who just wanted to make you feel good because they care about you.
Thank you for reading. 🙂
Also I will be in San Francisco next weekend for Boogie by the Bay. Please come out and ask me to dance!