Maybe I’m just not observant enough, but I can’t specifically think of what I get compliments on often. Probably because I don’t get complimented very much.
I seem to be thanked more than complimented. My boss will thank me for a job well done or my husband will thank me for a good meal, but compliments? Not so much.
I guess this is why I have such wonderful (read dismal) self-esteem. I read a book a while ago called ” The Five Love Languages” and according to author Gary Chapman, my love language is Words of Affirmation. What that boils down to is that I need to hear that I’m doing a good job or that I look pretty or that I’m important to someone. If I don’t hear it, I don’t feel loved or needed.
I suppose getting thanked does help. It makes me feel that I do get noticed, even if I’m not good enough to be complimented. It’s better then nothing.
It’s starting to sound like I never get compliments. This isn’t my intention. I do get compliments, just not very often.
*Edit: I started writing this post at about 10am, it is now 3pm and its finally dawned on me that I do get complimented on one thing fairly often.*
The one thing I do get complimented on is my daughter. People can’t stop telling me how well behaved and beautiful she is. I guess I don’t see it as a compliment because I don’t think that I’m responsible for her being so good or so pretty. I just feel lucky that we’ve been blessed with a little girl whose smile will melt your heart.
Meh. This was not a nice topic.