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!