Monday, February 7, 2011

Thanks Father Charlie!

I was at a meeting at Church and our priest, Father Charlie, quoted a saying that wasn't religious but really resonated with me and I would like to share it.

"To deny a compliment is to seek it twice."


Friend- "Patty, I LOVE your curly hair!"

Me- " Oh, are you kidding? it is horrible!"

Friend- "No, really. It makes you look so young!"

The right thing to say when complimented?
 "Thank you."


Susan said...

How was your 5th 8th grade retreat??? I served at 10, knew a big crowd was on it's way for Youth Mass, lot's happening at 11:30!

kks said...

very interesting...and so true!

Formerly known as Frau said...

So wise and true!

northsidefour said...

Agreed. As an adult I teach my children to respond to a compliment with "thank you" when I often hedge and stutter and yes, ask for it twice. I think this is a lovely way to say it, thank you!