What do you say to someone when they compliment you??? Do you just say thank you and leave it at that.
I was blessed to be able to make our granddaughters first birthday cake and my No 2 daughter was able to give me a hand. We had fun, and it wasn’t toooo much stress!!!!
As I was working on it I started to think about what people would think about it and I was convicted to make sure that I just said thank you and not say thank you and then go on about how it could have been better or neater or anything else that I could think of.
Maybe someone compliments us on how we look and we return that compliment with a “this old thing” or “I just couldn’t get my hair right this morning”.
See that’s what I seem to do, I pay back compliments with a negative. Really should I be doing this???
Well of course not, I should just accept the compliment and maybe even I could say that God has really blessed me and helped me do this or that.
What am I teaching our children?? Am I teaching them that when I tell they have done a great job, that I am really wanting them to think negatively and feel that they could have done better.
I don’t want them thinking that I want them to just accept the compliment reward those people with a smile and be comforted to know that someone noticed how well they have done.
So next time when someone gives me a compliment I am just going to say thank you and leave it at that and hopefully that person will be blessed as well.
Proverbs 15:23 A man has joy in an apt answer, And how delightful is a timely word!