How much were you paid to say that?

“I love your new haircut.”

“Thanks. I’ll never get it to look as good as my hairdresser does.”

“Great shoes!”

“Thanks. I’ve had them forever.”

For so long, I had a difficult time accepting compliments. I wasn’t able to simply say, “Thank you, I appreciate it,” or “Thanks, that means a lot,” or even just say the words, “Thank you.” I felt compelled to explain or excuse the compliment away. As if I wasn’t worthy of it.

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