The power of a simple compliment is far reaching and today (Jan. 24th) is National Compliments Day. That means you have an extra reason to get out there and hand out some compliments like sunshine! It can totally transform your day and the days of those you encounter.
Here are 5 of our favorite to hear and give:
How many people in your life are doing things that you wish you could do? Instead of feeling envious, turn those feelings around and compliment them on their dedication and effort. It takes a lot to make “dream worthy” things happen so chances are, they’re working hard behind the scenes. They deserve a compliment. Who knows, you might make a friend who can help you with your own journey.
“You make my life so much easier!”
There are a lot of people in my life who do things behind the scenes that keep my day to day life running smoothly. If you are encountering people who do this for you, stop and give them a compliment. They deserve to hear that you recognize all the things they do for you. It will make them feel happy and appreciated!
“…I really like your…”
This is probably the simplest of all the compliments in the world. I wouldn’t recommend overusing a generic compliment like “I like that” but instead take the time to personalize the compliment. Tell each person what you like specifically relating to them. They will love that you’ve put some thought into their compliment and taking the time to think about all the people in your life who have incredible skills and styles and determination will in turn brighten your day! How lucky we all are to be surrounded by such fantastic people!
“Your smile is contagious!”
I always notice when people are smiling around me. It doesn’t matter if I’m passing someone on the street or sitting near them on the bus, a smile truly is contagious and in this busy, crazy, chaotic, and sometimes mean world…a smile is worth stopping to compliment! A quick and easy compliment like this can truly brighten the world.
“You are one of a kind.”
It’s really not hard to find the people in our lives to stand out. Giving them compliments does not have to be difficult. Try this one out the next time you see one of those stand out people in your life!
Compliments are a rare thing in today’s world where we hide behind our screens and our headphones. Take this opportunity to give out some compliments and enjoy the way it makes you feel in return!