Not the kind of compliment you feel like you owe someone. You know exactly what i’m talking about; you haven’t seen an acquaintance in a while, so to fill up the awkward silence, you quickly find something you can compliment about him or her, and most of the time it happens to be their shoes.
I’m saying, give a friend or relative a call to tell them you were thinking of them. Text or email a friend and tell them what you admire most about them. Smile at the cashier at the grocery store and [genuinely] tell her/ him that their smile is pretty.
“Whoa whoa, Nawal. Why are you in your feelings today?”
Some time last week, I was down in the dumps. Feeling zombie-like. We all have those days. A friend of mine paid me a compliment. Not a generic compliment. A down-right, from the heart one. Now, every time i’m feeling glum, I think about what she said.
Let’s face it; we all love to feel noticed. We crave it. You don’t have to feel guilty about it; it’s human nature. Since my friend made my day, I’ve paid it forward as much as I could. I smiled more and picked up the phone more to call family members and friends.
Just like that.
There’s got to be scientific, psychological reasoning that connect paying compliments and happiness, but i’m no scientist, i’m only a human, trying to be better; finding anything to make me happier and a better role model for my children.
Now go ahead, and make someone’s day.