thanks for your patience last week as i stepped away from the blog a little to plan and execute a blogger slumber party. it was so much fun. detailed posts (yes plural) coming soon.
there have been a few you tube videos and other posts going around lately about being a girl. so much of it really resonates with me. i'm about as girly as they come. most of the time i really love being a girl. i love clothes and makeup and shopping and nail polish. i also love taking care of people and making close friends and chatting and chatting for hours.
all of those (and so many more) are great things about being a girl. the inability to accept a compliment however is not so great. why do we have to take every compliment and turn it into something negative???
"that's a cute shirt. ugh it makes me feel fat."
"you have the best laugh. really? i feel like a hyena."
"i love your cookies. i think i should have used more chocolate chips"
you get the idea. most of the time people are pretty genuine with their compliments. they won't say they like your shirt, your laugh, your cookies, etc if they really don't. i've been thinking about this for several years actually. i remember talking about it with a friend years ago, and we made a promise to be better, to accept the compliment with a simple thank you. it's not always easy. saying something negative in response to a compliment is so much easier, but it's not smart.
earlier in the summer i attended a fancy blogger event. everyone looked so good. it was the perfect setting for compliments (and negative responses). i heard so many beautiful girls struggling to accept genuine compliments. i decided right then to try and put a stop to it. i'm not perfect by any means, but i'm trying.
my goal for the week is to accept every genuine compliment i am given with a simple thank you.