Accepting compliments is difficult. The best advice I’ve been given—which has helped me—is to remember that it’s not about you, it’s about the complimenter. That person’s experience of you moved them to offer you praise, so whether or not you agree or believe it, the complimenter believes it. To refuse it, deflect it, mirror it or laugh it off is insulting the other person’s sincerity.
Remember that compliments are only ever given in kindness, so they should be accepted likewise. The very best response, regardless of how you feel, is a sincere “thank you,” offered with a smile and/or eye contact.
I hope you’re well, darling"
— So, Ben taught me how to do it, I think. (via seulmates)