Today is national compliment day. I am sure you knew that right? Well let’s talk about them. I know we all love to get them. They make you feel warm, beautiful and confident. However there are a few things to consider:
- Be okay with receiving them. If someone says nice shoes, don’t say oh, these old things. This is taking away from the compliment. You are worthy of it. Do not deflect and bring in any negativity to overshadow the gesture. This is harder than you think. Notice how often you do this. Your special someone in your life, you can’t just say thank you. You have to say thank you and deflect. Things like you have to say that, or you’re playing games, stop this behavior. This 2018 and everyday accept compliments.
- Be okay with giving them. Ladies especially it doesn’t take away from you to give another woman a compliment. It doesn’t matter if you are alone or in a crowd, show another woman just how brilliant and beautiful she is. If you’re going to rally about women’s rights and I truly support that movement then be okay with being a little more sisterly in how you treat others around you at ALL times. We as women especially are connected in some way whether you want to receive the message or not. What you are going through someone else has so we don’t have time to look down on others.
- Give them often. This doesn’t mean you have to be extra with it, but a compliment does something to the receiver AND the giver. This world is already filled with so much hate, you don’t need to add to it. Show love
- Be courteous to your fellow-man/woman. This should be common place. Slow it down. Do not think that it takes anything away from you. Did you walk past someone and not say hello? Stop that, it don’t add or take away from your credit score to say hello. Did you not allow a person to cut in front of you while driving? Stop that. Be courteous. If you’re that much in a hurry you should have left the day before. Slow down. Did you hold the elevator for your co-worker? No, stop that. You aren’t that much in a hurry that you couldn’t wait. Be courteous, give compliments to whom they are due and spread love!