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Old 04-27-2019, 07:14 PM
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Tonight a close friend texted me and told me I am "a gem" because I brought a tiny treat to her at church earlier. I have gotten similar texts as I am sure most of us have at one time or another. Its awkward to respond to those types of sweet comments. I think I may say something like "next time I see you I'll give you a list of names and contact info so you can have a talk with them" ! Just curious how you respond to those types of texts, emails, etc.?

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Old 04-27-2019, 07:32 PM
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Since you do those things from the heart, just take the compliment with a thank you. Many people might do such a thing but you did. And the timing of it might be what made a huge difference to that person.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:42 PM
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A text response is easy - respond with a heart or a smiley face, no words needed.

If you would rather reply in words, you could say:
Glad you liked it.
Hope it made you smile.
Always thinking of you.

If It was a larger gift or you would have liked a better response, I am not sure what to suggest. But if it was small and she was showing appreciation, I would probably send a heart or hugs!
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:04 PM
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Emojis can say a lot without needing to use any words or take a page out of Chic-Fil-A's book and say, 'It was my pleasure.'
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:15 PM
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I usually just text: 💕💖💕


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Old 04-28-2019, 03:16 AM
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I don't understand your suggested response. Maybe I am missing something, but as PPs said, a smile emoji would work
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:47 AM
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I agree that a simple "Thank you" or "My pleasure" and either or emoji works. That's what I do. It lets the person know I received their text without starting a long conversation. The emoji adds the feeling to it, since texts don't convey the tone.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:08 AM
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I'm sorry, but I don't understand this part:

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I think I may say something like "next time I see you I'll give you a list of names and contact info so you can have a talk with them"


Whose names would you provide? Just say I'm glad you liked it! <3
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:09 AM
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I would probably say, "So glad you enjoyed it!"
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:29 AM
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As my DD recently admonished me “Take the compliment, mom.”

Your friend is acknowledging your thoughtfulness. Technically, you don’t have to respond at all, but I agree with an emoji. My favorite is this one: 😘


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Old 04-28-2019, 06:43 AM
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You obviously made that person's day with your kind gesture. Just say thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it, or use an emoji. Or, just don't respond. Her compliment doesn't necessarily need an acknowledgment if you are uncomfortable responding.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:39 AM
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I think I may say something like "next time I see you I'll give you a list of names and contact info so you can have a talk with them"
Like Zia, I'm confused by this. I feel like I'm missing something or having a senior moment. A simple emoji or thanks! will do the trick!
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:24 AM
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I think Nancy means something like this: Often around here, when you say that someone is so sweet or so kind, the person will say in response, "Not always! Just talk to my kids!" I think that is what she is what she was going for with her response.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:37 AM
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I think Nancy means something like this: Often around here, when you say that someone is so sweet or so kind, the person will say in response, "Not always! Just talk to my kids!" I think that is what she is what she was going for with her response.
Okay, now I get it if that's what she meant thanks for the clarification !
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:16 PM
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Yep, that is what I meant - "you think I'm a gem, go chat with some other friends"! And I responded with a "!Te amo mi chica" and an emoji!

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Old 04-28-2019, 12:56 PM
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I’m w keltikmom’s dd. I read once that women have trouble accepting compliments. Think of this type of exchange

“Wow what a nice shirt!”
Woman: oh it’s so old/ it was only 5 dollars/ I didn’t have time to change before coming here/ you must be kidding
Man: thank you


“You did such a great job planning this party/ event/ gathering/ dinner”
Woman: oh it was nothing/ so and so did most of the work/ it was easy/ anyone could do it/ etc
Man: thanks. It was a lot of work!


This is obviously an exaggeration and a huge gender stereotype. The point is. When someone gives you a compliment just accept it. Don’t make excuses or pass off the credit.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:15 PM
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You are absolutely right KT!

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Old 04-29-2019, 01:08 AM
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My pleasure.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:25 AM
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Thanks happygirl and Bio... now I get it! I was having a senior moment after all!
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