Today’s post is coming from Danielle at It\’s So Nice to Be Nice. I enjoyed reading it so, I wanted to repost!
I got a new hairstyle a couple of weeks ago and since then I’ve received numerous compliments from random strangers, men and women alike. In BlockBuster, at work, the grocery store, school, wherever….it’s been happening daily.
And I usually reply with a smile and a short, “Thank You,” as I walk away.
Recently, at a bakery, however, two women wanted to know if it was real, who did it, and if they could get the stylist’s number. We laughed and talked for a while, with me complimenting them on their long natural locks.
I’ll admit, I enjoy the attention, the compliments, and nice looks in my direction, but there’s another side of me that wonders if I should even care….if caring gives their words validity and their silence power on a bad hair day….
And as i type this, I wonder why this is really a problem. I give sincere compliments all the time. So I should be able to receive them right?
And in the past, I was able to….now it just seems like it’s a bit too much….lol
Any thoughts? How do you feel about compliments? Do you give them often? Are you able to receive them or do you feel the need to give a compliment in return?