Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Compliments

Happy spider is happy.
When I started college, I started keeping a page in my journal of my favorite compliments. Not just the superficial "you've got nice legs" types, but genuine, heart-felt compliments. The ones you don't hear often. The ones people give you when it's just you and them, being human, together. I want to start doing the same in some way in jiu jitsu because compliments here come from people who've seen so much of the long hidden parts of me.


"The guys really have some respect for you. I've heard them."
"You've got anaconda legs!"

Ok, that last one isn't very deep, but for anyone to notice anything positive about me in this sport, it means a ton to me.

4 comments:

SavageKitsune said...

Those are two awesome compliments!

The Part Time Grappler said...

Well done on this awesome initiative!

I talked about how people in BJJ always give themselves a hard time http://parttimegrappler.blogspot.com/2009/11/give-yourself-some-credit.html so this is awesome.

Remember to share them with us from time to time

Shark Girl said...

What a great idea! Plus, I absolutely LOVE the Happy Spider.

Megan said...

Isn't the spider great?! I can't wait to use his brother...Sad Spider.