Well well, here we are once again Monday. I have some bittersweet feelings about starting this week (I will elaborate more later in the week), but I don’t really have a choice. I must accept Monday with open arms and hope for the best from this week.
This week I want to focus on a topic that I have addressed a few times on the blog and that is: compliments. A few weeks back I told you all how a really sweet compliment on my hair inspired me to do a blog post. The other day I was greeted with an equally flattering compliment on my complexion. All of this sweet feedback from complete strangers got me thinking about compliments and what they do for us and our confidence.
A compliment from anyone about anything is a sure fire way to get your ego up and moving. While you want to be cautious of the ego, it’s not a bad thing for your ego to be boosted every now and again. Just as insults can hurt us and bring us down, a compliment can bring us a little piece of self-confidence which we can all use (in moderation of course).
The funny thing about the compliments I received was that they were from women and it was because they were from women that I found them even more special. Look, no one is denying that a compliment from a man is special. ‘A’ compliments me all the time and every time he does, it gives my self-confidence a nudge. However, there is something to be said about women going out of their way to boost each other’s ego; it just doesn’t happen enough.
Sadly, we live in a world where the norm is for women to tear each other apart mentally and sometimes, verbally. Women are in silent competition with each other at all times of who is smarter, prettier, skinnier, more successful and of course – who is going to get the guy. It is because of this that when we find another woman (especially a stranger) who goes out of her way to send some sincere love our way – we feel a deeper appreciation for the kind words.
This week is dedicated to paying it forward. I will be taking a moment each day to spread some confidence to others so that they can also feel a little ego love.
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