BERGEN127

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Day 271

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

I am not a very social person. Not necessarily anti-social but I would rather not call attention to myself. Compliments from strangers or mild acquaintances make me uncomfortable. But this morning I realized how powerful they can be for other people. I complimented a coworker that I don’t normally associate with. She instantly brighten up, and I heard her compliment someone else later on. Maybe she would have anyway, but maybe it changed someone’s morning. Either way I have learned that the old cynical version of me was wrong, compliments aren’t vapid and shallow. They are about lifting others up and that makes everyone feel better!
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  • LINDA!
    This is so true.
    869 days ago
  • READY201811
    I love to encourage people and point out a strength they may not see in themselves. I send out around 10 cards a week, but feel very uncomfortable receiving them. I then question do they feel like that when they get mine. I live by what goes around comes around and cannot out give kindness
    872 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm shy so I tend to not enjoy situations where a lot of people congregate but I do like "one on one" or very small groups. I have always complemented others but have now learned how to graciously accept compliments too.
    872 days ago
  • 4ROSEMARY
    I think a true compliment is always appreciated. We all need encouragement now and then, and for many people, it can be a long time between compliments, especially as we age. As long as the compliments are sincere (and not an attempt at flattery to get something in return, for example), I think they are great! It was nice of you to make someone's day!
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    872 days ago
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