Mother of Necessity

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6 Ways I Am Learning To Graciously Accept A Compliment


Thank You


I have to admit, I do not take a compliment with grace. I feel awkward. I think I have to either down-play the compliment, make an excuse why I’m not….fill in the blank, or I completely ignore it and compliment the person that is trying to give me the compliment. I also divert by telling the person I got it on sale or where I purchased item, who does my hair, you get the idea.

Why can’t I just say, Thank You. Why can’t I see myself as others do?

I know, I’m weird (I’ve heard that before). Why can I give compliments left and right, be truly sincere, but I can’t accept one? Is my self-esteem too low? (Maybe) Do I not feel worthy? (Probably)

My Mom did teach me how to accept a compliment, but that lesson just didn’t ‘take’ for me. She said a simple, Thank You does the job every time. Nothing more. Nothing less. Just a “Thank You” and move on.

It’s really that simple.

Here are my tips that I am working on.

  1. Take a breath after I hear the compliment. This allows me a moment to gather myself and remind myself just say “Thank You” without any excuses or explanations.
  2. Remind myself to have an open heart. Not to be closed minded.
  3. Practice saying, Thank You. Replying to comments on the blog has helped.
  4. Don’t over-think the compliment. Take it and keep my mouth shut.
  5. Always remember, that the person giving me the compliment likes/loves me.
  6. Remind myself that I am worthy, sometimes. Work in progress.

If you are struggling with the same thing, I hope these tips help you.

Let me know what you are working on to be better. Maybe we can help each other out.

2 thoughts on “6 Ways I Am Learning To Graciously Accept A Compliment

  1. Happy Birthday


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