Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
judith

compliments

I think sometimes we tend, some of us, to remember the bad things people say about us longer than we remember the good. To make sure I don't do that I am recording two recent compliments here:

Yesterday as I was standing in line at Starbucks, a woman I had never seen before asked me if my hair "did that naturally". I said yes, and she said I was very lucky. It was beautiful.

Today Carolyn was looking at my report on second units and she shook her head and said "If you could get paid for what you write you'd be a rich woman". Of course I *do* get paid, my hourly rate, but I knew what she meant.

A while back, years ago actually, my then-supervisor told me he was envious of my writing ability. Said he struggled every time he had to write something and would write and rewrite and it still wouldn't sound right, and here I was just tossing it out there off the top of my head. Or so he thought. I pointed out that I had spent quite a bit of time consciously teaching myself to write better and I still do. But he felt I had an edge he would never have.

What's nice is when people compliment things that I have actually worked on, that I have strived to do well. The hair? Well, what the hell, I chose a good hair stylist, had good hair genes.
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