Have you ever been unsure about how to respond to a compliment? I know some people that are so graceful when they receive compliments and others that respond really awkwardly to compliments. While it is sometimes hard to know how to react when someone gives you a compliment, it is always appropriate to acknowledge the compliment with a "thank you." Failing to acknowledge a compliment may make them much harder to come by the next time the opportunity comes around.
You can always stop at "thank you"; but sometimes we don't know how to If we are somehow embarrassed by the compliment. If you feel any embarrassment, you can always say the thank you and quickly move the topic. For example, someone says you look lovely today. You say thank you. I got this dress from TJ Maxx. I just love that store. Do you shop there? This kind of deflection appreciates the compliment and then moves the conversation along.
I have found compliments are sometimes hard to come by so I think it's ok to revel in it a little bit. For example, if someone says your hair is looking great today, say thank you so much. I really needed that lift today. When you say things like that, it may encourage others to give kind words more freely. And we can all use that!
On an article about compliments I have to give a compliment of my own to Rockport! The shoes featured in this post are amazing! I admit that I would not have thought about Rockport for work heels but they have really made a great, all day work heel that is versatile enough to wear with you weekend wardrobe (read dancing shoes!). They come in over a dozen colors on trend for this season and several fun patterns. Mine are a snakeskin! The heel height is perfect for all day wear. But to me the soles are the reason the reason these shoes really stand out. They have great padding that adjusts to your feet. They also have rubber soles so no slipping in these beauties. You will love them and your feet will love them even more! Just click on the picture of the heels below to be taken directly to these shoes as well as the rest of this look. Special thanks to Rockport for sponsoring this post!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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