Wednesday, July 7, 2010

With My Compliments

Well, I finished another big project, although it was – of course – to the detriment of sleep. I am going to try to get a couple of hours of shut eye now…

Before I forget though, I want to note part of a conversation that my husband and I had yesterday. We were casually chatting about something or another and he made the comment (in a genuine manner; not sarcastically) that I am a genius. I immediately laughed it off, and pretty much rolled my eyes at him as I dismissed the praise.

My loving hubby suddenly changed gears and took on a very serious tone. “Stop doing that,” he told me. I was totally confused until he went on to explain that I have been cutting myself down by not taking compliments lately. Right away I recognized that this is, indeed, something that he has mentioned several times over the last few weeks or so. Well, yesterday, he went on to say that every time for the past couple of months that he has told me that I am generous, smart, beautiful, or anything else positive, I have rejected his kind words.

Then he made a very interesting remark: “I think it’s because of the way your body has changed.” He suggested that because I am generally feeling so good about my weight, health, and fitness level that I am depreciating myself in other areas. He really didn’t need to say much more after that.

I used to be good at taking compliments. But, my husband’s insight is accurate; I have been shying away from such accolades lately. What he said really struck a chord of truth for me and so I will work at it. I deserve to have my positive qualities recognized by him, by anyone else who offers such kind words… and certainly by me.

- 8 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 1/2 cups fat free peach yogurt with 2 cups rice and wheat flakes granola cereal
- 1 1/2 cups cherries
- 2 golden delicious apples with cinnamon
- 3 1/2 slices French toast on white bread with margarine and maple syrup

- 1 hour of rowing a dragon boat


  1. Very insightful and interesting about the compliments. My husband tells me this too. I am going to think about and work on this as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey lady,

    Unless you sent me an a few other bloggers a random email with nothing but an angelfire website as the message, I think you have a virus that's gotten into your email program.

  3. Yes, I made the mistake of opening it! YIKES! Does that mean I have a virus now too?

  4. wow! that is awesome. I am glad you saw that and that he did too. I feel funny sometimes taking compliments about my looks and stuff cause I don't want people thinking I 've got a 'big head' or something.
    I need to sit down and think.
    Great post.
    No, really....greatpost.

  5. @Dawne: No, I don't think so. I opened it, too. But don't go to the website!

  6. Thanks, I Said So and Chris!

    Dawne and Lainey, I just checked and it sent it to my other email address too. Sorry about that - I have no idea how it could have been compromised!