How Do You Do It: Accepting Compliments

I talk often about how I don’t usually relate to other people with disabilities. Since I’ve started openly saying that, ironically, I’ve met tons of others I totally relate to. It turns out that by putting your truest self out there, you’re much more likely to attract others with similar views. While I always value opinions that differ from mine sometimes it’s nice to have people who just get you.
One of the less-than-popular views I hold is that, as a disabled person, it’s okay to accept compliments without assuming they were given out of pity. So, that bring said, I’d like to offer my fellow crips a how-to guide on handling compliments (even “pity” ones):

1. Smile 

2. Assume its sincere, because you really do kick ass

3. Say “thank you”

4. Carry on with your day

That’s it! 4 easy, no-stress steps to accepting compliments without being offended by the kindness of others.