ON: LEARNING TO TAKE A COMPLIMENT

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They say we accept the love we think we deserve.

Dicen que aceptamos el amor que creemos merecer.

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I’ve been thinking about this post for quite a while, loving yourself is not easy, but it is the most important thing you can do, and part of loving yourself is accepting who you are and your qualities and flaws and still embracing them.

He estado pensando en este artículo desde hace tiempo, quererte no es fácil, pero es una de las cosas más importantes que puedes hacer, y parte de amarte es aceptarte por quien eres y tus cualidades y defectos y hacerlos parte de ti.

I’ve struggled with self-love pretty much all my life, it’s still a struggle, but I’m not giving up, still, something I’ve never had trouble with, is accepting compliments, I like them, giving them and recieving them.

Me ha costado trabajo quererme gran parte de mi vida, aún me cuesta, pero no me rindo, a pesar de ésto, algo que nunca me ha costado trabajo, es aceptar cumplidos, me gusta hacerlos y recibirlos.

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A couple of years ago, I made a vow to myself, that I would tell all my fellow women something nice every day, why? Cause sometimes that’s the only nice thing they’ll hear that day, even coming from themselves.

Hace un par de años, me hice una promesa, que le diría a las otras mujeres algo bonito cada día, ¿por qué? Porque a veces es la única cosa bonita que escucharán, aún contando lo que ellas se dicen.

So I started complimenting all the women amongst me, whether I knew them or not, “hey, nice jeans!”, “love the necklace”, “you’re so beautiful”, “You have a great smile”, “You’re one of the smartest people I know and anyone would be lucky to have you for a partner”, and so on.

Así que empecé a soltar cumplidos para todas las mujeres a mi alrededor, las conociera o no; “¡lindos jeans!”, “me encanta tu collar”, “estás super bonita”, “qué bonito sonríes”, “eres una de las personas más inteligentes que conozco y cualquiera estaría orgulloso de tenerte en su vida”, y así sucesivamente.

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The answers more often than not? “Oh this old thing?”, “Yeah, but look at my thighs”, “You think?”, “Oh, you’re so nice, but I don’t think so”, and so on.

Las respuestas más comunes; “Está super viejo”, “No, mira como se ven mis piernas”, “¿Tú crees?”, “Qué amable, pero no creo”, etc, etc.

What I say? “Thank You!” as easy as that, I promise soon you’ll start believing these good things people tell you, you deserve those compliments, saying thank you does not make you self absorbed, conceited or egotistical, and it’s refreshing to have an answer like that.

¿Qué contesto yo? “¡Gracias!”, tan sencillo como eso, te prometo que pronto comenzarás a creer todas estas cosas buenas que la gente te dice, porque, ¡son ciertas! y te mereces esos cumplidos, decir gracias no te hace egocéntrica, creída ni presumida, y la verdad es refrescante oír esa respuesta.

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So try it! Do you have any stories you want to share about this? How often do you accept a compliment? I suggest you start and tell me about your progress.

¡Inténtalo! ¿Tienes alguna historia sobre ésto que quieras compartir? ¿Qué tan seguido aceptas un cumplido? Te sugiero que lo intentes y me cuentes de tu progreso.

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  1. I love when pple compliment me nd bcos i know how it makes me feel i compliment oda ladies too. Tnx to ur post i plan on doin dis more often.

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  2. Love this post so much! Thanks for getting so real with us! I definitely understand struggling with self love– I feel like I tend to spend more time beating myself up than appreciating myself. But I love your idea about complimenting other women often. Think people can really learn a thing or two from this post!! Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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  3. I really love this post! Taking compliments is just as important as giving compliments 🙂

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  4. I’ve learned how to accept compliments a while ago. I believe it’s so important as women to accept them as well

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  5. You are really beautiful inside out Dani! Love this post! 😘💗💞

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  6. This is a great post, so many people compare themselves to others and feel inadequate. It’s hard to accept a compliment for me but I’m slowly allowing them to sink in rather than stay on the surface.

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  7. I love this!!!!
    I often find that loving yourself is the most important thing you should learn in this day and age. It has become far too easy to be negative on ourselves than positive and its refreshing to read this today

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