The Simple Art of a Thank You

We’ve all done it. Someone gives us a compliment and we argue with them, instead of just saying thank you. Or you give someone a compliment and they go on to tell you a list of all the reasons why your compliment is invalid. *Que the Mean Girls movie scene where Regina tells Cady she’s really pretty and Cady says thank you. Regina replies “So you think you’re really pretty too?” This scene basically tells us that whenever we say thank you, we must already believe what they are complimenting us on. This isn’t always the case, but even if it was- is it really that bad to think you did great on a project at work or that you’re killing it in your outfit? I’ll answer that for you, no. It’s called feeling good about yourself, NOT feeling like you’re better than anyone else. You are still humble if you say thank you. Let me say that again, you are still humble if you say thank you. It doesn’t matter if you believe it or not, everyone sees beauty differently. When we don’t accept a compliment, we are refusing a gift someone is trying to give us. You wouldn’t shove back a present or rip it out of their hands, throw it on the ground, and stomp on it like a psychopath. You’d take it, whether you liked it or not and say thank you. It’s just like a compliment, take it whether you believe it or not and say thank you. Someone is trying to make you feel good about yourself. Someone is seeing something beautiful in you and wants to remind you of it. Someone is trying to praise you for doing a good job in something. I don’t know many people, if any, who go around giving false compliments that don’t have any truth in them. Start believing in the compliments people give you, because they are ALL true. It’s up to you at the end of the day to refuse them or accept them.  So, say thank you and reap all the feel-good benefits. I’ll leave you with this,


“Be humble enough to appreciate the compliment but confident enough to accept it.”




ps. you did really awesome at life today and i’m really proud of you 🙂

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