When I found out, I talked to her and wrote a letter to her. I wanted her to understand something. (I think God gave this wisdom to me.) This has been probably 10 years ago or more, but I am going to try and say it here again.
I told her:
There is nothing wrong with receiving a compliment with a simple, "Thank you." Just because you receive a compliment with a thank you does not mean that you are conceited or big headed or prideful at all.
Did you realize that receiving a compliment can be worshipful?
Who made you? (GOD)
Who gave you your talents? (GOD)
Then doesn't credit or thanks belong to Him when you do something well or wonderful and get complimented? (YES)
So if you deny acceptance of a compliment, then you are denying GOD the glory that is His.
From now, on, when someone compliments you, just say, "Thank you," and turn around and give thanks and glory to GOD our creator. Use the compliment as an opportunity to worship.♡♡
"You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created." (talents and all.....)
You are God's creation !! You are uniquely you because of how God made you. Accept compliments and give Him all glory and honor, with a grateful humble heart!
Enjoy what He gave you, and worship Him for all your blessings !!
Pass the love and wisdom on.
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Grandma Mary Martha💖