Accepting compliments.


I’m not very good at this – there’s this little voice at the back of my mind telling me that people don’t really like me, and don’t like whatever it is that I’ve made – they are just being nice, but they really don’t like me at all.

I’ve been working on ignoring that voice.  For one thing, it’s pretty nasty of me to distrust my friends like this – thinking they might be that fake, when I know they aren’t.  And actually, I do need to accept that I am a nice person, likable, easy to talk to, not bad at knitting and other crafts, a reasonable baker and cook, a kind friend – and a pretty hopeless housekeeper!

So when people at knitting group complimented me on the waterfall cardigan that I made, and admired the scarf I am knitting (with the two gorgeous yarns I told you about), I smiled and accepted the compliments – and I didn’t have that voice whispering nasty comments at the back of my mind – and that is a pretty good Positive Thing, I think!

At some point, I will take a picture of the cardigan (or get someone to take a picture of me in the cardigan) and post it on here.


About sdtgcraftygenius

I'm in my late forties, mum of three teenage boys, living near Glasgow. I've been a nurse, studied politics and music at university, and now I am a stay-at-home mother. I've suffered from depression for many years (only recently diagnosed), and take antidepressants daily to keep me on a manageable level.

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