Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
In the midst of all the items on our to do lists and constant attention outside of ourselves, it’s common for people, especially women, to feel unnoticed. Giving a compliment or two to someone can really help brighten their day!
But, ummmm, have you ever given a compliment to someone and they totally took away the power by downplaying or deflecting it?
Or maybe you’ve done this yourself?
See, when I was younger, I used to hear this all the time, “You’re cute….to be dark skinned.”
So I didn’t really know how to take that. Why couldn’t I just be cute??? Anyway I digress…
Barring any obvious ill-gotten ‘compliments’ from others, I’ve learned that a lot of people don’t know how to accept even the simplest of compliments.
See compliments are a simple, positive way we acknowledge each other. By giving someone a compliment, you show them they matter and their efforts make a difference. Your job is to simply accept it and respond graciously.
Best believe I am the Queen of receiving compliments these days!! LOL I could tell you a million great ways to accept a compliment, okay maybe not THAT many but you know what I mean, but it only boils down to one.
Accepting Compliments – It’s Not Freakin’ Rocket Science
Check out this quick video where my Mini-Me and I demonstrate a poor way and a great way to responding to and accepting compliments and reasons why doing otherwise is damaging. Enjoy!
Over to you…
So learn to respond to compliments in an appreciative and gracious manner and don’t downplay them. You’re worth the kind gesture!
How do you normally respond to compliments? Do you have other tips to share for people learning how to accept compliments graciously?