Could these questions get any more hard to answer? I certainly hope I'm in the downhill slide of the complicated questions. I honestly have NO IDEA how to answer this one.
I'm copying this list from hope dies (last) and I really like her notion of what to do with this question.
Instead of thinking of things others never compliment me on, how about things I never give myself credit for. Things I should be complimenting myself on. Nice spin. I like it.
Compliments are hard for some people to receive. We often feel like we aren't worthy of the praise we're given. I can't remember exactly, whether it was a personal experience or something I watched on a movie or read in a book. I do remember vividly being told or overhearing to ALWAYS truthfully rejoice in compliments and be grateful to the person giving them. I feel like the person conveying the message was absolutely emphatic about it. It's stuck with me sense and I really do try hard to be accepting and thankful for compliments I receive.
What about ones we should be giving ourselves?
I think right now, instead of beating myself up about my divorce...I should pat myself on the back for the courage it took to leave. So many women stay in situations like mine. Next thing you know 10 years of your life has flashed by, you have children, you become dependent, and now find it impossible to leave. Your self esteem gets dwindled down to nothing and you continue the rest of your precious life in misery. I didn't do that. I took the road less traveled.
I come from a family with alcoholism, violence, unhealthy eating habits, and a lack of education. I'm definitely not an alcoholic. Violence is something I will not stand for nor do I dish it out. While I don't work out as often as I used to, I'm not overweight and choose to eat properly. I should be done with my degree by now, but I'm in school and just about made it farther than my parents. I think I deserve a pat on the back for CHOOSING to not follow down their path and make those same choices. I took the road less traveled.
Like Robert Frost says...
"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
What's something YOU should compliment yourself on?