Friday, May 28, 2010

Five best compliments ever received

1. From a class of 7-year-olds to whom I gave a small, informal presentation about Hinduism and life in India. I wore a saree and took a couple more to show them along with my jewellery, some pictures of gods & goddesses and a few trinkets and photographs. The kids sent me individual thank-you letters, and one little girl wrote “My friends said you look like a beautiful princess and I think so too”.

2. “You write so well” – from various people over the years. A compliment I’m still learning to accept gracefully.

3. “You’ve got a beautiful smile” – heard a few times from strangers, colleagues and my husband. Most recently from the owner of a local Chinese take-away.

4. “You make me laugh/I love your sense of humour” – a compliment ALWAYS treasured no matter how many times I hear it, no matter who from.

5. “You’re an accomplished cook” – nice to hear even if not entirely accurate.


(Feel free to take this up as a tag, people)

4 comments:

Kamini said...

How lovely!
I will second 1-4 unreservedly. Hopefully some day I will be able to do so for 5!!

ummon said...

1. i need to see you in full regalia before i comment :)
2. Oh yes you DO
3. a very, very warm smile
4. yes, and i guess that runs in the family?
5. proof is in the pudding, parcel me some

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Ok, I gotta say, I agree with, and definitely am a part of, points :2 (most respectfully at that), 3 (yes, you most certainly DO!) & 4 (sooo funny sometimes!). As for 1, I get it:) and 5: Pray please Opportunity, shine on me so I might travel to Shresbury and roll around relishing my cuz's cooking! :D

Shyam said...

Kamini: Thank you :) And I hope so too!

Ummon: Full regalia happens VERY rarely :) Here's the link to the post

Suj: thank you, and I'm keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you to visit! :)