Today has been noted as Compliment Day.
“Wow, you look amazing today!” Alrighty! Your inner – self might respond with “What do I look like the rest of the year? Like junk!?”.
Actually if someone compliments you, why not just say Thanks and carry on – why should it make any of us think a negative thought. For most people it doesn’t mean a darn thing. Compliments roll off their back, because they are used to them. While others may struggle with accepting a kind word.
We are all cleaver enough to know when the compliment is coming from a sincere spot.
More should be made of telling people they are doing good work, performing up to or surpassing standards; reward compliments are fabulous. You may not be able to offer a financial compliment, but by taking the time to acknowledge what effort a person has set forth is worth a thousand words, smiles and gives you a sense of pride in your work.
I think, we all strive to do the best, look the best and achieve good things on a daily basis. Far too often our efforts go unnoticed by those that mean the most to us.
Surprise compliments are a terrific mood booster.
Let the compliments flow today – make sure they are sincere! And accept them with grace.