The next time someone gives you a compliment, just say “Thank you”. It’s so simple. It will make you and that person feel so good. Don’t shrug it off, play it down or reject the gift by saying something like, “It was nothing”. You’ll be denying yourself and the giver of the opportunity to share in a moment of gratitude and love. I think it’s natural to want to deflect attention since the act on your part was one of kindness or in the spirit of helping. But compliments make us, and others feel good. Think of compliments as little confidence building vitamins for the soul. Just as we need the proper vitamins and nutrition to keep our bodies healthy, and our immune systems strong, our souls need protection too. 2020 has been filled with many challenges, and those challenges continue. During times of strife and challenge, it’s especially important to give to others and to receive their gifts with joyful gratitude.
Something to Think About
You are worthy of praise and compliments. Soak them in!
Each day give someone around you a compliment for something they do. If they try to shrug it off, remind them that they are worthy of that compliment and to just say, “thank you”. Apply the same advice to yourself. Accept every compliment that comes your way!
Words of Wisdom
You have to love yourself or you’ll never be able to accept compliments from anyone. – Dean Wareham
The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention. – Walter Inglis Anderson
The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it’s the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most. – Barry Sternlicht
An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one’s self-respect. – Mark Twain
Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses. – Joyce Meyer
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