Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Coffee Chat - let's talk about compliments
Let's have a chat over coffee, so before you read, why don't you grab a coffee or other hot drink of choice and then we can sit down and begin. This week our host at Ink Interrupted has asked us about the best compliment we've received lately.
Everyone likes to receive a nice compliment but not all of us are very good at accepting them, including me. I think the cynic in me just doesn't believe the compliment is true or that they're just to make the person giving them feel good.
Recently though, I received a compliment from a 10 year old and that one I'm going to believe. He told me that I give really great hugs and that made me feel wonderful. It's weird how we seem to accept compliments given to us by children as if we believe they would never lie to us.
Actually, I think it's children and old people as an elderly person couldn't possibly compliment us without meaning it. What about you, do you find it easy to accept a compliment or like me do you try to brush it off or turn it back on the person giving it.
My favourite compliment ever was from an elderly gentleman I looked after in my 20's. It was in my first year of working in England on a really busy surgical ward. We received a card from this man after he had gone home, thanking us all for looking after him. The bit that I will remember forever is what he put at the bottom of his card, "to the Aussie girl with the big smile, I would have gone to war for her". As a nurse I don't do my job for the thanks or compliments, but when you hear something like that it really reinforces the Maya Angelou quote that I try to live by.
Hope you've enjoyed the chat and if you feel like continuing, why don't you pop over to Ink Inspired and see what my fellow bloggers have got to say about compliments - click here to visit.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and give a compliment to someone you don't know this week.
Pamela & Ken