There are only two requirements to this.  One, that your compliment be true – and yes, there is always something to compliment a person on.  Two, that your compliment be heartfelt.  This last one is the part that’s going to give you the boost, because kindness benefits the giver just as much as the recipient.

As an example, here are a few things I’ve noticed this week:

A gal trying on clothes in a thrift store with impeccable taste and style.

The ability of a friend of mine to take any situation and just roll with it, no matter if that means sleeping in the mud in Brazil for a week.

The woman at my stepson’s elementary with amazingly muscular legs – she must be a fan of the local hiking trails!

One of our local Safeway checkers who has the most amazing, warm smile.

Another guy at the same store who has a lot of common sense when it comes to bagging groceries.

The easy, almost effortless parallel parking job I witnessed a few days ago.

As you can see, you can compliment a person on nearly anything.  All it takes is noticing, then acting.  Words are easy and free.  Let’s use them to build a better, friendlier global community.


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