Now, don't get me wrong sometimes it is super hard to simply accept a compliment. There are a few different strategies that we are all guilty of:
1) "Thanks, but I (am a mess, have a crazy hair growing out of my chin, forgot to shower, etc.)"
- We really shouldn't give any excuse, that discredits a compliment giver. Just say "Thank you!"
- Awesome to give compliments, but reciprocal compliments, particularly those that are not specific, seem disingenuous.
- Dude, just say "Thanks," it's not that difficult
So even on days when I am not feeling my very best I will thank you with as much grace as I am able to muster. I want my daughters to see me take a compliment so that they will someday be able to take one themselves. It would certainly make my heart sad if I complimented the girls only to have them shrug it off.