I have a bad knack for deflecting compliments. I never even realized I did it. Until someone close to me pointed it out. It went like this..
Wow you look great today! You've lost weight haven't you?
Me: oh my gah, are you serious? I feel like a cow.
And then they said to me, it's just impossible for you to accept a compliment isn't it?
Simple conversation. Chord struck.
Why do I do this? Why do other women do this? Why do we wittingly poke fun at ourselves when someone points out what we refuse to see?
Confidence has always been my issue. No matter how many times my husband says I'm beautiful, I see a chubby girl with bad skin and untamable wavy hair.
I have two daughters. I've never used the word ugly or fat around them...wouldn't dream of telling them they were anything less than perfection...despite any flaws.
But children learn much more from our actions than our words.
So I've had to suck it up and face myself. I've had to accept that I wasn't born a Victoria's Secret angel, despite my constant nagging to God that maybe He forgot to give me that gene..🙈Is that you too, sweet friend?
Just remember, the next time someone says you look great..or compliments you...accept it and pass it on. Because we all are, beautiful I mean, and our souls say so much more than our bodies ever could.