2014 Snapshots

Tuesday, February 8

thank you is all you should say

IMG_0127today I was given a compliment!

a compliment that should have had me thrilled instead I was like oh no I still need too loose some more weight, I’m not where I want to be and on and on and on…..

when really all I should have said was ‘thank you”.

I’m still learning to graciously accept compliments and just respond with a thank you.  I still find that hard to do.  The bible study I’m doing is shedding some light on my self talk and how it can either be constructive, destructive, ineffective or powerful.

Maybe because the words I speak to myself are not often positive that when kind and positive words are spoken to me I find them difficult to accept.

I’m working on my thought closet!!

Anyway my friend and I had lunch today and she told me that I looked great and that I didn’t need to loose anymore weight.  I have lost 6 pounds and I do feel good!  So thank you Shamita!

How do you respond to compliments?

4 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

I know Malays are not accustomed to compliments. And so we are not easy to accept them, not with some shyness and deny-ism;)

Mari said...

I am the same way. It can be hard to accept a compliment graciously.

kari said...

Ocean girl I totally hear you. culturally for me too compliments are hard to accept graciously and you're right - not without some shyness and deny(ism)!

Cole said...

Oh I deflect them...not sure why- they warm my heart but I guess to protect against becoming boastful-

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