How to Accept Compliments.

Whatever you do, giving and receiving compliments plays a critical role in building and maintaining relationships. When done well, a compliment is one of the most powerful ways to let someone know that we value and appreciate them. Yet, these interactions can be surprisingly tricky to navigate for both the giver and the receiver.

Most times, givers often feel that their compliments might be misinterpreted, seen as not genuine, or they might be seen as a kiss-up. The receivers too might feel undeserving of the compliment, question the giver’s intention, or worry that they won’t be able to reciprocate well. These reasons make people associate embarrassment and discomfort with this process.

I however think that to get better at giving compliments, we must first get better at receiving them.

How to Accept a Compliment.

Many people have trouble accepting compliments for a number of reasons. Sometimes it can be caused by feelings of low self-esteem, social anxiety, or unfamiliarity with receiving compliments.

I know sometimes it’s hard for us to tell when a compliment is genuine, and we might automatically try to play safe by responding with a joke. The thing is, when a person compliments you, the proper response is to give a thank you.

When you are complimented and you pass the credit, respond as if the person is teasing you or awkwardly explain why you don’t deserve it, the giver would not be eager to do it again because you have indirectly judged their opinion untrue. So, rather, reply with a thank you, and if possible, try to return the compliment. (You are not obligated to do so though.)

It shouldn’t matter to you how a compliment is. It’s not your duty to decipher whether a person is genuine or not. It only matters how God sees you and how you see yourself. Once the compliment aligns with the right way you see yourself, it should not matter, take it. Compliments are like gifts, accept them. It does not matter if you agree or disagree with what they are saying, just relate to it as a gift and take it. A simple “thank you” shows that you are confident in yourself.

People can never and will never see you beyond how you see yourself. The way you see something is how it would be and would be treated by others. Be confident in whom you are, and others will too.

When next you are complimented, remember that a simple thank you and reciprocation do it all. And if you are complimented for another person’s work, redirect the compliment to the correct person politely.

Over the week, pay attention to how you react to compliments and you may find that that it’s not that hard to say “Thank you!”

Stay beautiful!

I am Oluwaferanmi,

And you are loved by God.โค

PS: I dislike long posts and if I was to share how to give sincere compliments, it would become one. So tomorrow, I will put up a post on that. Thanks for reading to this end. See you tomorrow. Bright and early!

Don’t be afraid to receive a compliment, you earned it. Receive it with a smile and gratitude.๐Ÿ™‚

Matriculated! How many stars?

“This is the day of the LORD’s victory, let us be happy, let us celebrate!

My first blog post was published on April 5, 2021, a day to my post-utme examination. Whoooooosh, I got matriculated today. Hence, the reason for this blog post.

I don’t have much to say. (I’m a girl of few words, y’unno?) This is all about me being grateful to God, my mama, my siblings and friends… Everyone! It’s all worth it in the end.

My very good friend, Mayor of “Words of Mayor” wrote this beautiful piece. I love it, wayyyyy too muchhhhhh.

Here you go. Sit back, don’t rush, read through. It might end up being your daily confession.

I'm a supernatural student.
I'm not confused nor disadvantaged.
I'm UNAPOLOGETICALLY a CHRISTIAN, my spirituality is not an excuse for failure.
I'm not only a carrier of power, I am EXCELLENT in every aspect of my life.
I hold on to the words spoken over my academics.
I record good success!
I will make JESUS proud, I will make Mama proud; Zion will be proud to have me as their ambassador.
I'm a supernatural student!
I'm not intimidated by grammars and equations;
I'm not dislodged by mathematical formulas!
My brain is sharpened, I have a retentive memory.
I don't make mere confessions, I confess with an understanding and a divine backup.
JESUS was not a failure, is not a failure, it's a taboo therefore for me to fail.
I'm a supernatural student!
I believe and walk in the reality of this!
This is my anthem till it becomes me and I become it!

ยฉ Words of Mayor.

Take me back to my university days, the best phase of my life. How about the best memories and proudest achievements? I made great friends. I had good grades. I met life-changing role models. I tried out new things. I got more knowledgeable. I knew and experienced God the more. I explored and enjoyed life.

Here’s to a great start!๐Ÿฅ‚ Cheers to more years of success and higher achievements. Happy matriculation to me and my peeps!๐Ÿค๐ŸŒน

I am Oluwaferanmi,

And you are loved by God.โค๏ธ

P.S: How many stars can these beautiful pictures get?โœจ

Stay blessed and beautiful! Ciao.๐Ÿคธ

2021: Grateful!

PC: Google.

It’s been a year!

2021 has been that year!

I’m grateful to be here today. Physically, spiritually, emotionally. And if you’re reading this, I believe you are good and grateful as well.

“You hold it all together, in my hands it fall apart, but You hold it all together. In my hands, I fall apart, but You hold it all together.” This song has been on repeat on my heart stereo for the past two days. If I would sum up this year, it’ll be with this song “You Hold it all Together” by Maverick city and Upper room. Cause truly, God held it all together for me this year.

A lot to say, fam, but I’m a girl of few words. All in all, thank you for showing up, thank you for being a part of my 2021. I’m truly grateful to y’all.

I’m grateful for the gift of family, friendship and love. I have no words to describe how I feel, but again, God understands. I’ve truly being blessed from all sides; those little miracles can’t be quantified.

2022 would be amazing, guys. See it before you see it. Believe it. Enjoy every day with your loved ones. Make each moment count. Make God count. Choose life always.

God bless!โค๏ธ

Thank me for the happiest year of my life.โค๏ธ Thank you for being you! Salud mi familia.๐Ÿฅ‚

100 – Thank you!


Hey peeps!

You saw the title right?!! We made it to 100! I’m so happy and really grateful, guys.

Hagne says; “Thank you for the love shown over time. The evaluative, appreciative, instructive and constructive comments from y’all means a lot. Your support equals the success of this page. And for staying true, thanks a 100. God bless!”

You all matter, everyone of you.๐Ÿ’–

P.S: A special thanks to Cara – my no. 1 support system. I love you, girlllll.โค๏ธโœจ

Stay blessed, dear friends!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

I am Oluwaferanmi,

And you are loved by God!

Gratitude, Grace and God.

“In every situation, be thankful and continually give thanks to God, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18.

“Never let the things you want, make you forget the things you have.” – Unknown.

This evening, I asked God to give me a heart of gratitude for who He is and what He has done. What led to that was pretty simple. I realized that over time, my needs and wants have clouded my mind and thoughts that I hardly give thanks anymore.

This is me sharing what I’m thankful for, having come to the knowledge that the life I should have must be a life with gratitude, grace, and God.

I’m thankful for the gift of salvation. It was undeserved, yet you found me when I was lost. You pierced through me, cut through me, opened me up, performed your surgical work in me, and for that, I’m grateful, Lord.

I’m grateful for the blessings that are easy to recognize in my life. And for those I’m yet to see, I believe you’re working.

For the times you led me through the valley, saved me at my worst, raised me when I was down, I’m grateful.

I’m grateful for the gift of life. The chance to see the light of day every morning is such an underrated grace, and I’m thankful for that.

My family, my blood, my siblings, I’m glad I have you.

My mum, my pearl. You’re never gonna see this, but I’m glad to call you mother. For the love, the sacrifices, the care… I’m grateful that you birthed me.

And friends…real friends. I’m grateful for the mutual assistance, commitment, loyalty, companionship, approval, and support. I love and appreciate y’all.

To the unnamed ones, those who came to me with a torch in the dark, I’m grateful.

And for me, I’m super thankful. For the progress I’ve made, for who I am and where I am, I’m thankful. For not always having to trust in what I have or who I am, I’m grateful Lord. And for your goodness and mercy that will follow me all the days of my life, I’m grateful.

And to those who had trained and nurtured me, I do not take the training for granted. You are all valued.

My fellow WordPress bloggers and friends, thanks for the reads, likes, comments and follows. I appreciate the love and acceptance. It means a lot to this young girl.

And for the many blessings I couldn’t or might have forgotten to pin down, I’m grateful for them all.

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
– Shauna Nrequist.

And this is what the Scripture says, “In everything, give thanks…” In times of challenges, crises, blessings, good and bad. It’s never easy, but it’s needful. Gratitude opens up doors for more blessings.

Not used to giving thanks? Give it a try now. Do it now, sometimes later becomes never. Start with a little word of thanks.

Practice gratitude.

“Don’t let life pass by without sharing what you’re thankful for.” – Matthew West.

I’m glad you considered reading this.

I’m grateful for the gift of your time.

I’m grateful for the gift of you.

What are you thankful for? The comment section is open.๐Ÿ’–

God bless.๐ŸŒนโœจ