What's the loveliest thing that anyone has ever said to you and it really registered?(290 Posts)
Feelgood please....no mervin' or talking about bum and banjos.
<<feels the draft of 1000's running out of this thread's door>>
These are wonderful. I've gone all misty eyed.
I've had a few lovely things said to me but the one that sticks in my mind is when I was confiding in a wise friend how worried I was about teenage ds - mental health, school exclusion problems etc., all while dealing with a life threatening illness of my own. She said "It's tough just now but he will be ok, he will get through this, because you are an amazing mother, just the kind he needs."
I was at a toddlers music/singing type group and had my 3 pre-schoolers with me. Two little ones on my knee, big one sitting cross-legged beside me. We were all singing and joining in but it was always a bit of a struggle esp if baby got grizzly.
Anyway at end of class as we were about to finish another mum told me she thought I was "so maternal"
It sounds a bit strange but I felt it was such a lovely compliment as I genuinely feel being a mum is the best job in the world
Oh my god Cory - I would do anything to be able to help. You have made me rethink how I speak to my mum about my depression.
When I was a student nurse I had got to know a dying patient over about 6 weeks of a placement, I had to wheel her down to the discharge lounge as she was going to go to a hospice. I was very fond of her and when I went to say goodbye she grabbed my hand and told me she'd never forget the care I gave her and she'd remember me forever.
I did a small bit of modelling a few times and some of my photos were on a popular page but I wasn't aware they were anything big but when i was at work someone came up to me and said "are you moomooskit?" so i said yes and they told me how beautiful i was and i'd encouraged them to get into modelling. I never really kept it up (my own self esteem issues) but it still meant a lot to me. Hope she did start modelling.
On the way back from school last week, DD said, out of nowhere "You know what mum? You're like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way!".
One that stuck with me is years ago when DH was in hospital, we were in the middle of building work, and I was barely holding things together, someone came up to me at work and said "You're amazing, I don't know how you deal with all the things you do and still come into work smiling every day!" Oddly, up to that point I hadn't even considered that I was anything special, I just smile a lot as I'm an optimist.
I have a neurological disease affecting the bottom half of my legs and arms which affects the way I walk. (As one friend at school so nicely put it, I walk like a puppet ) After years of bullying at school and stares and comments when out walking, I was very self conscious about my walk.
A few years ago, a guy I was seeing on and off (though he was more just a very good friend by that point) was talking to me on the phone about how we hadn't seen eachother for a while, and jokingly said he couldn't remember what I looked like. Then he said "No, I can. I can picture your eyes; I can picture your smile; I can picture the way you walk..."
I cut him off, thinking he was going to be funny or hurtful, saying "Yeah, we'll leave that one shall we?" He said "What? You walk like you're on a catwalk. It's really sexy."
From then on I walked with my head held high, and honestly have not noticed any staring since then (probably because I don't care anymore). And have actually had a few more comments about my 'sexy wiggle' since then.
I don't think he will ever understand just what that one comment did for my confidence, and my life. In fact I've just got back in touch with him, so I may have to thank him.
My friend told me she'd never have got her degree if it weren't for me. Probably sounds like nothing, but it means a lot to me. She was in an abusive relationship and attempted suicide before eventually getting out of the relationship and coming to live with me - all this happened whilst she was studying for her degree. She was so ground down, a shadow of her former self from before this relationship. She was convinced she would fail her degree, but she passed, and I went to her graduation. I have never been so proud. Watching her gradually return to her old self was amazing.
Also, another friend told me I was inspiring, which I thought was a massive compliment. I just thought I talk about knitting a lot!
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My brother once said to me at a very hard time in my life "even if you wAsnt my sister I would still be friends with you as you are one of the nicest people I know" ThAt wAs 15 years ago!, have never forgotten that.
Two things said relatively recently have really meant something to me.
When I was about six months pregnant with DS2 and feeling really, really unattractive, I went out for a work lunch with someone who flirted outrageously with me. He said how my DH must be terrified of being married to me as I was so beautiful.
That wasn't the nice bit as he was just some drunk man who was a bit odd and possibly sleazy. I came home and told DH about it and he said "you see, you always think that you're ugly when pregnant because you don't have your normal figure and you lose all your confidence. And the truth is that you're just gorgeous whatever and all that guy saw was a gorgeous woman."
<mists up a bit>
And the other lovely one was DS (2.5). When bathing him, I asked what was his favourite bit of the weekend - he was very spoilt as we went to the museum, zoo, he got new toys...he's had a blast. He said "being with mummy and daddy".
<full on emotional weeping>
Also one of my teachers at high school once said to me when handing back a bit of work: "Thank you. It's people like you that make me so happy and proud to be a teacher."
I was obviously a right swot.
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