Who doesn't love to receive a compliment? It's so nice to hear, "cute shirt!" or "I like your earrings." Right?
So why don't people give compliments to each other more? The other day I was with a few girls and I commented to the one that I really liked her headband and another girl there said, "I've been thinking that all night too!" And I thought - well why didn't you tell her?! Why keep something nice about someone to yourself? It makes me happy each and every time I receive a compliment. Don't think I'm asking you to gush over me, or the people around you, and definitely don't give someone a compliment or say something that isn't sincere but if you think something nice about someone - say it! Even if they are strangers. I can remember 2 compliments I got from perfect strangers (and one anti-compliment from a perfect stranger but that's another story (...one of my favorites by the way.)). I was in a jewelery store with my mom once and the lady working at the counter told me I had the most beautiful eyelashes she had ever seen. How nice! Another time I was walking in Costco and a little girl who could only have been about 10 walked up to me and in this sweet little voice told me she thought I was pretty. How adorable! So even if you don't know the person if you think something nice about them - say it. You will make their day, or they'll think you're a weirdo for talking to them but, whatever.
I have no idea where that came from but I thought I'd share. Now go compliment someone!
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