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!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • LINDA!
    This is so true.
    947 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
    950 days ago
    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.
    951 days ago
    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!
    951 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by BERGEN127