Compliments are nice, especially when they're unexpected. A few weeks ago, someone at a party told me I had a "quiet intensity," which stuck with me and gave my confidence a huge boost. What praise have you been paid that put some pep in your step?
mrjeeveswilliams asked, What's a casual compliment someone gave you which stuck with you and shaped you?
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When I was teaching, one of the kids had an accident and broke their project. I comforted the little dude and told him I'd fix it on my lunch break. He said, "How do I know you'll do it?" One of the other kids said, "Don't say that! Person144 always does what they say they'll do!" I've tried to live up to that kid's opinion of me ever since.
My second-grade teacher was pregnant and she said: "I hope my child is just like you." My parents were getting divorced and I used to hang out in her classroom after school for an hour just because I enjoyed her company and needed someone to talk to.
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