Getting any Compliments lately? 12/2/2008
If you have not been in the habit of receiving too many compliments, it may just be that you haven’t been giving any out either!
I received the following comment from Lynx, my American blogger pal. She wrote: “He who is short on compliments is the one short of compliment-worthiness :) Not tooting my horn, I just don't see why people hold back compliments and constructive suggestions when they're due. Now I am not talking about false or forced compliments here but only those when and where merited.”
What about you when it come to giving compliments? Is it because you are, in Lynx ‘s words, “short of compliment-worthiness” yourself? Or do you just not notice or care when others do something good?
If you have not been in the habit of complimenting others I would like to either encourage you, or even challenge you, to try finding things to compliment others on. Whether it be friends, family, or work mates, instead of criticising them, try finding things to compliment them on. Again in Lynx’s words, we are “not talking about false or forced compliments”, but about compliments that are due!
In other words if you think someone has done a good thing, whether for you or someone else, don’t just think it, but actually speak up and tell them so.
So what about It? Are you prepared to take up my challenge for the month of March, and just look for worthy deeds to compliment others on? Walter (& Lynx)