This is a phrase I have heard too many times in my life and I would like to put a stop to it. I am beautiful, but there is always an exception to my beauty. How’s a girl supposed to have any confidence in herself? How am I supposed to accept a compliment without expecting the other shoe to drop? How is one expected to like their face or body or flaws when there is always a but?
I had a thought today…what would happen if I retrain my brain to hear: “Devon, you are beautiful butt. Blah blah blah.” and I will imagine they are talking about my behind. This will take some work, but it has to be better then the mental beating I take every time someone decides to grace me with a “except-ional”compliment.
I have an assignment for you, my dear friends and readers, I ask you to offer one person a compliment without exception and without the expectation of having one thrown back at you. The compliment can be given to a stranger or a loved one. It will feel good and it will surely make someones day.