Talk about the last compliment you received.
I find this prompt very interesting. Last week I worked in my neighborhood school. I received several compliments on a lovely scarf I was wearing that day. It is delicate and bold all in one. It is crocheted in my favorite colors and could be considered a statement piece. As I walked to my first assignment that day members of the second grade team were chatting in the hallway. My scarf was noticed, a compliment was given followed by the question "Did you make that scarf." Sadly my immediate thought and answer was "Oh, I'm not that talented. I couldn't possibly have made this scarf." Well as soon as the words came out of my mouth I wished I could take them back. A dear friend and teacher in the group looked at me and said that I was most definitely that talented. It was very kind. The conversation moved on but it got me to thinking about my perceptions about myself. I struggle with simply being thankful for a compliment. I don't know why. Deep down do I feel unworthy somehow? or is it that I am embarrassed when given a compliment and it is easier to rebuff vs accepting kind words. I don't know but I am going to work on being more accepting of myself, my talents and compliments that come my way.