Here’s a gift that doesn’t cost a cent: a compliment.
It surprises me how few times we think of saying something nice to another.
Making someone feel good costs us nothing.
Among our friends:
“Your skin is just glowing!”
“Your home is always so warm and cozy.”
“You make the best lentil soup!”
“I love the way that dress looks on you.”
“Where did you find those adorable boots?”
Among our colleagues:
“You raised some great points in that meeting.”
“That was a difficult customer. You dealt with him so skillfully.”
“Thanks for getting me that report–I really appreciate having it so soon.”
To strangers in a store:
“Your daughter is so polite!”
and who ever gets tired of:
“What a cute baby!”
Numerous occasions to say something nice arise on any day of our lives
and yet, sometimes we just fail to take the time to say it.
Maybe we were cut off by a driver in the grocery parking lot
or encountered a surly retail clerk.
Or we’re getting sick.
Maybe the day just hasn’t gone well.
Lots of things can pollute a day.
Why not turn your day around and give a gift that costs you nothing?
Say something nice to someone every day.
It can change their day …
…and your own.