Notable Quotable – Compliments

Your ability to receive compliments symbolizes

how well you receive love.

Be a wide receiver.

                                                  ~ Alan Cohen

I woke up today and forgot that it was Wednesday. I almost missed today’s Notable Quotable. Being short on time, I thought I’d give a self-explanatory quote from Alan Cohen. Receiving compliments with grace and ease is not only good for our own self-love, self-worth and esteem, it’s affirmation for the one giving the compliment. It’s an all-around win-win.

If you find yourself about to negate a compliment, stop yourself and instead, simply say “Thank You. I appreciate that.” It might feel weird at first but it will become a second-nature response to future compliments. Start today. Be that wide receiver!


8 thoughts on “Notable Quotable – Compliments

  1. I used to be embarrassed about receiving compliments. It felt awkward to me when someone built me up in some way. Now I welcome it and graciously thank them. I need all the help I can get for my own self esteem.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    • It feels good to get compliments especially when you just accept them organically. And when you accept them you start to believe them. Glad you accept them Lee. You deserve to hear good things about yourself! Some people find it so hard to.


    • I know my day has been turned around by a simple compliment on many occasions. They’re especially sweet when they’re unexpected!


  2. I love giving compliments when deserved and earned. Which to many people, they have deserved them:) It is harder for me to accept but I am always tickled pink when I get them get the “aww shucks” feel:)


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