The glitter of intelligence and kosher curiosity can not be ignored in your eyes today. Someone presents you with a honey of a compliment, how do you respond?
- Seriously? Did you not notice the cozy cushion of wrinkles they're resting in?
- Who me, you must not have noticed Daisy Sue's viridian peepers? And really, aren't everyone's eyes pretty in their own way?
- Shut up :) I love your nose, it's so perfectly centered on your face.
- THANK YOU, what a lovely thing to say.
If you bend toward B, you are a deflector. This cloak of altruism hides your own insecurity. While it's noble to share praise, especially where warranted, it's also important to realize that compliments can not be eaten by the absent and leave nothing for anyone to savor when spread between too many people. You need to eat your own deserving dessert and enjoy it.
Swerving toward C may indicate compulsive reciprocation. Every hint of hurrah is immediately volleyed and matched. If you flatter out of debt, you cheapen your sincerity. If you mean it, say it, if not, smile and accept.
If you answered D you can take a compliment. And I commend you on your open gratitude.
The fact is you deserve the compliments you receive. What you presented inspired someone, made the world prettier, or brightened what was dull. It's not arrogant to be grateful.
Day 6 Challenge: Accept a compliment without apology, deflection, or reciprocal return.
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