What was the best compliment you ever received?
I would assume compliments might be phrased the same, yet they won't have the same effect on people. It all depends, doesn't it? What is your story? No matter how ordinary or unimaginative a compliment might have sounded, how did it make you feel and why?
"You look like Darth Vader, only girly." -- my six-year-old neighbor, impressed by the black cloak I was wearing to give out candy on Halloween last year.
He made me laugh. Also, I think it really WAS a compliment, unfiltered by adult ideas about politeness.
LOL -- thanks for the smile -- great compliment... you certainly are girly. mmmwwwaaaah
On Halloween, I was asked "Is that your real hair or wig?" It was kind of dark, but not that dark. I had a purple wig on. "You look like Lady Gaga!" Not my favourite, but the woman meant it as a compliment. My son was ECSTATIC! Lady Gaga, Lady .
A gay friends friend said he would go straight for me .Lol
A couple things come to mind that have stayed with me. My husband told me many years ago that if he had it to do over, he would marry me all over again.
And my youngest daughter tells people that I am her best friend. That makes me feel good.
On the other hand--LOL - my youngest daughter told me when she was preschool age, that when she grew up she wanted to be just like me--except not fat! Leave to kids to tell you the truth.
A friend told me she had never known anyone as comfortable in their own skin as I. And she is correct too... guess that is why that compliment stood out so strongly.
One more made me feel good too - I was told I had class. Yip - I'm a Redneck gentleman - so that makes it true - I have class! LOL
I agree those compliments - that touch our core - are the best. Mine is "I've just had an erection!" sounds like an obscenity (or a case of "who cares anyway?!"), but it was the context that made it so memorable!!!
Sweet! ....... By the various profile photo's you have had I can understand fully why he said that..... regardless of the context! Hugs
Not any specific compliment has been the best, but all of those that I get from my boyfriend are the ones that matter most. I never have to have a second thought guessing if they are sincere and I respect his opinion.
They were actually three:
one when my husband told me that he could not have found a better spouse, two when my children told me they were lucky that I was their mom and the best of all was from a few difficult students who said I was a great teacher. Like most people I need reassurance so they all made me feel on top of the world.
My husband told me he would make a religion out of me so that he can worship me as his goddess And my 5 year old son wants to marry me when he grows up! Lol! I guess I’m truly adored by the men in my life.
...when Svetlana leaves me a comment(s) at my poorly received hubpage.
I am starved for adoration in this vast wasteland known as my former life.
sending you warm wishes and good energy from ontario canada 2:29pm and how was your summer in T.O?
Epigramman, you are not starved for adoration! The whole HubPages Universe adores you!!! Yet, you are starving for the something that I would say is ... - oh, I don't know ... Whatever I say, Colin, you know, I support you!
sincerely Svetlana , thank you for your genuine words and encouragement, and I will always support your hallowed hubspace as a destination for some of the most intellecutally creative and passionate hubs of modern times. lake erie 12:00pm -
Being that told I'm handsome and that I have lovely smile, and yes it was from an equally pretty girl, and not my mom trying to be nice to me hehehe! That same girl also told me that I was a true gentleman and a real prince charming.
More of a pickup line but here it goes... "walking down Wall street New York city laughing with friends a gentleman decided to stop to do the following "OMG i think i just went blind from your bright personality" Keep in mind this is NY no holds bard but i looked a the guy and told him he needed help and not the eye type but the mental instead... I did laugh though
My older brother wrote me an email a few years ago saying, "It's wonderful to have a saint for a little brother." We both came from a family where anger was often out of control. And I've tried hard to master that and become peaceful, supportive, loving, and helpful. (It's more than a full-time job.) So, when my brother saw it, that was a very, very deep healing for me.
I had won an all male Hotlegs Contests between 15 men and judged by 40 women... The 3ft trophy will not allow me to forget that... *grins*... very flattering indeed...
A close friend opened his heart to me and said, "I'd have loved to have been your son." That's deep.
There are a few that stand out in my memory...
When I was in a grocery store and a man told me "I'm not coming on to you, but you're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen. I just felt like I needed to tell you" and then excused himself.
Then there was a guy who I didn't get along with at all. He told my best friend there that if I went in the rain, I'd melt (Wicked Witch of the West style), but that she was lucky to have me as her friend because she couldn't have a better best friend than me.
A couple of my kids have touched my hearts by saying they like that they take after me in certain ways.
And my husband's every word and action makes me feel treasured in too many ways to count. I feel truly blessed.
May I answer with my mother's best compliment? She said Dad was not given to compliments, so, though she was beautiful, talented, capable, and a bunch of other outstanding things, she was bowled over by this: "Elcy, I'm never bored with you!"
Probably the best compliment he gave me may or may not have been meant as one. I was about 3 & heard him tell mother: "She's a very determined little girl!" That's reassured me for a lifetime: I'm determined! Daddy said so! A shot of courage!
For me the best compliment I have ever received was when my step children's grandfather told me I was a better mother than his daughter had ever been. I have raised them for four years now and their ages are 5 to 8 so that was the best compliment ever.
The best compliment I ever received came years ago from an eighth grade middle school class I was teaching. We had been going through a rough patch and one day I came into class and one of my students stood up and said the kids should all be thankful to have someone like me for a teacher...and then the entire class stood and applauded. Imagine that...a standing ovation for a teacher! I never forgot it and still feel very proud of that moment today.
"When you laugh, you light up inside - that's the sign of a warm person."
I've had complivents from children I've taught, friends, rivals, colleagues. I have relished them all, and occasionally, been humbled, but few have pleased me more than those warm, reassuring words I have heard from my good friend, Svetlana. Svetlana and one or others I have met here.Because from you, my friend, every word is sincere.
Integrity and truth are just two of your names.
My dear Ian, you are one of a kind - I always felt that you were my TEACHER and a FRIEND at the same time. Maybe the word MENTOR is better, but I still prefer TEACHER and FRIEND. I always felt that we were MEANT to meet, even if only in CYBERSPACE!
Ian, dearest - you deserve all compliments. Hugs.
It is difficult to choose the best, so I'll rather stick to one special compliment I got from my father. My marriage was all of a sudden (out of the blues) on the rocks. I was kind of tear up by the roots and in the depths of depression. I was with my parents, staring at the barbecue fire, with no idea how I am going to live without my husband. Then my father came to me and said: "Chin up! Don't be afraid. You are tough. You will beat the devil himself." (It was such a compliment as I was never sure about his true opinion of me.)
The best compliment I ever got was from an employer who told me. " This is highly and sincerely commendable. You can bet to take my complimentary ticket to any bank in the world and be paid by a currency of your choice"
I get told a lot that I look and act like Kelly Rippa and people have actually asked for my autograph! It always makes my day
I will try to keep this brief. I worked for a newspaper for 13 years and left in 1988. A few years later, the publisher's son threw a surprise party for his "Dad" the publisher. A lot of us old timers were invited to attend and speak.
When the publisher got his turn, he looked into the audience and said me name, the turning to the managing editor that hired me said, "I told (name) the best day's work he ever did was when he hired Larry Wall."
No compliment has come close or will ever come close to that remark.
Somebody told me that my presence makes people happy because of my bubbly personality! Best compliment I will probably ever get.
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