Why is it so hard to graciously accept a compliment? When someone tells me something nice -they think I’m smart, that I do a good job, that my shoes are cool or my hair beautiful (that one never happens) -why do I get embarrassed? Why do I turn red and try to laugh it off?
Just accept it! Say thanks! Smile! Feel pleased that someone noticed something good and felt strongly enough about it to comment!
I got some nice praise at work this week. It really made my day, but also totally mortified me too.
I also received the following delightfully specific compliments from friends:
“you are a silly, a wonderful silly”
“you’re more than pretty enough to make up for having a personality”