A compliment

Fat_ImageWhen was the last time that you told someone they ‘looked nice’ and/or you received a compliment?

I was just about to go for a run today, when my ‘man friend’ commented that I looked really nice! My first thought was he must be joking – I’m in gym gear, with no make-up on, hair pulled back off my face, with pasty white legs showing (do you get the picture)!  I thought he hasn’t commented on my clothes in months; what does he want?

For me when I see someone looking nice, I want to tell them.  If friends have bought something new, that I like then I most certainly am the first to admire it.  I may even ask to borrow it!

When we are given a compliment, many of us don’t know how to respond back.  I am personally getting better at just saying  ‘thanks very much’ rather than brushing it off, and being embarrassed, or making some silly comment that is completely inappropriate.  I don’t know why but I generally need to quantify/justify how much it cost, or how long I have had the item of clothing.  I don’t know why I do this, but it needs to stop.

In my opinion, we could all do with offering a few more compliments these days, so I am going to start first with saying ‘thanks everyone for reading my blog this week’ and ‘don’t you all look lovely’.

Yellow Tulip

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I fell into the art of style quite by accident. There was no defining moment when I decided that I knew what I wanted to do. I want people to feel good about themselves. Many don’t know where to shop and/or how to wear fashion. It has never been solely about cost, but of finding quality at a reasonable price and being able to wear - to suit your own figure, style and fashion. Join me as we explore – What is Style? Yellow Tulip

9 Comments on A compliment

  1. Good point Helen. I too need a lesson in saying thanks rather than coming up with silly answers justifying my purchases! However I can’t resist sharing a bargain especially when people assume it is a luxury purchase.

    • Yes, like you I do like to tell everyone when I have bought a great bargain (especially when it may look like it cost the earth). Thanks for reading my blog my friend.

  2. DW in Brisbane // July 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm // Reply

    Firstly, you’re welcome! And it’s just as well you can’t see me in my old grey sweatpants and a teeshirt with my hair pulled back! But thanks for the thought! Seriously though, it’s true, most of us are suspicious of compliments, even to the point of sometimes thinking “why, do I look awful the rest of the time?!” I try to make a conscious effort to just say thanks, rather than putting myself down with a negative response.

  3. You’re looking great too 🙂

  4. Nice compliments make the world go round!

  5. and don’t forget to compliment yourself!

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