Have you noticed how people don’t know how to take a compliment?
Go ahead. Pick a friend. Try saying "That is a beautiful sweater!" or "that presentation was really good!" or “you look gorgeous!” she won’t let it in. She’ll brush it off. "What, this old thing?" "Oh, nonsense. That was nothing". “Oh, shut up!”
In other words: in our daily tread through life, we tend to believe criticism, but then dismiss the good.
That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.
Why does this merit a blog entry?
Consider that words, thoughts, intentions are reality, and they add up. And what they add up to is our perception of who we are.
I propose that we all resolve to take compliments in. Don't shun them. Don't bat them back. Don't lessen them. Don't shake your head. Stand there and take it. And then, if you dare, share it.
What was the last fabulous, surprising, thoughtful or just plain nice thing someone said about you? Go on. Gloat.