How To Handle Compliments
Victoria — this is brilliant! exquisite!- @Ann Litts
That was some brave writing.@Bob Wachholder
Bravely written.@Mason Brown
What an honest story.@Darcy Thiel
Those are a few comments from readers about this story I published on December 30, 2019:
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Many of us have a way of deflecting compliments when they are offered. If someone asks if we’ve lost weight, we might reply by saying “Yes, I lost ten pounds, but then I gained 15.” when the appropriate response is to simply say “Thank you.”
We should believe people when they say nice things about us, and not question their opinions. We can take it a step further and validate their point of view when they say something nice about us.
I’ll admit, I was a bit bewildered by how well received my story was at first, but then decided to accept the favorable reviews to boost my confidence.
Thank you to everyone who has engaged with my stories.