It seems every day you can find a “fun” holiday to celebrate.  Today is no different.  March 1st is World Compliment Day. It made me think about how compliments can be a way to show your gratitude towards someone else.  One compliment that probably only takes a second to give can provide a big difference in a person’s day.   I challenge you today to pay a compliment to someone it could be at the office, family members or friends.

I will be generous with my love today.

I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words

everywhere I go.

I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds

and when they fall on fertile soil,

a reflection of those seeds

will grow into something greater.

Steve Maraboli 

(Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

What I find really cool about compliments is the gratitude cycle it creates. The person that is receiving the compliment from the other person practices gratitude too by them acknowledging your kindness in a gracious way.   What ends up happening between these two people are good feelings, happiness and optimism. And not only between the two people but hopefully it starts to spread among their tribe.

Look at compliments as gifts.  Gifts that you can give and ones that you can receive.  Freely and open.

Start the gratitude cycle today!

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