Another day from the 30 Days of Truth Prompt for  Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.   Bonus posts this week!!  The 10th will be “A Memory Shared”  and then the 12th will be Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.

As much as I write, the compliments are surprisingly few.  Typically remarks that I write a lot and a few compliments that my writing is good.  If you have not figured it out by now, I had a few years with low self-esteem, and I do worry about my writing.

Something I get a lot of compliments on…

Two things.  As far as something I can do, my baking skills have always gotten compliments.   I had the easy oven and started baking cakes then.   When I first got on my own, I made cakes quite often.  Now I bake breads, cookies and pies.   Recipes to me are guidelines.   I replace things with what I have, or what I think will compliment better.

In a few weeks, neighbors expect to receive Cinnamon Apple bread.  It is a zucchini bread recipe with this, that and the other changed.  Gradually modified into the current recipe.  Today I made Lebkuchen, you can read more about that story in 2 days.   It actually followed the recipe other than making icing with orange juice.

The physical thing people compliment me on is my smile.   People tell me it lights up, it’s beautiful, that I shine…   *blushing*

Smile, Bake, Laugh, Love

MJ Schrader