Sounds simple doesn't it. Where is she going with this simplistic statement? Give me a few minutes I am going somewhere with this.
In all my years as a woman, LOL... I have found that we have a difficult time saying "Thank You". How so, you ask?
Well, you have on a dress and shoes that you purchased on sale at your favorite store. You purchased it because you like it and getting it on sale was a bonus. So, I come along and see you walking down the street and I say, hey, that dress and those shoes are fabulous. Honey, "You Look Gorgeous."
What do we do? Well, we say, Oh, I got it on sale, it was 30% off and I also had a 20% coupon. It really was a great deal.
I see you with a new hairstyle and new makeup and I say, "i really love the new look. Your hair and makeup is really sexy and eye-catching.
What do we say? Oh, I had to color it to get out all the grays and the makeup I got it at the local drugstore, I don't like to spend too much money on makeup.
Well, my question is, why can't you just say, thank you? It really is not that difficult. We sometimes have a hard time accepting compliments. We just need to look the person straight in the eyes and say "Thank you." It does not require further conversation nor a lunch or dinner date. Just a simple response.
I understand that it could be a bit awkward for some, however, in most cases it is simply someone expressing kindness toward you. I am big on handing out compliments, if I see someone with a nice tie, dress, shoes, hairstyle and even if they smell good, I will almost always pay them a compliment.
Have you ever paid a compliment to a man. He will always say thank you and carry on with business as usual.
Next time someone gives you a compliment, please don't mention your discounts or store preference. It is okay to just say "THANK YOU."
Meditate on that!