Why is it when people compliment us, or at least me, we feel so undeserving of it? Even when we “know” we do?
I invited my teacher to B’s baptism next week, seeing as how it’s a religion class. I thought he might be interested, and he is. Great! I emailed him the directions & details, and he took the time to give me the feedback from my presentation in class last week. He paid me some great compliments, but I have such a hard time accepting them.
“I am not a smart man, Jen-nay”
I know I’m not a moron. I know I’m smart. But I just cannot bring myself to think I could compete with others in that department. I’ve been told I have a nice singing voice, but I still cringe when I hear it. My cooking is pretty good, but I’m no Martha Stewart. There are so many people smarter than I am, so many people with better voices and cooking skills…
I have such a love/hate thing with receiving attention, how does one get rid of that? How can I be more comfortable in my own skin?