52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change #28: Sincerely Compliment Others
Sometimes we can get to self-oriented that we forget about those
around us. We worry about our hair, what we will say, and how
we will act when the truth is the other person is more worried
about how they come across. Let's take time to notice others.
Do you have a friend that always mentions when you got your hair
cut? Or someone who will notice the subtle difference in your
make-up? Don't you love being around people that really look at
you and listen to you?
We can be like that to. Whenever you see someone, look at them
as if it is your first time seeing them. Take in their attitude,
their skills, their hair and their smile. Do you see anything
different about them today? Do you notice something that you've
always liked about them, but never mentioned it to them?
One of the biggest compliments is just to listen to them fully,
without your own agenda.
Spend this week looking at your husband or wife with new eyes.
Let them know what you love about them. Instead of telling your
kids once again where they screwed up, try for this week to give
them praise. When one mother I know says something negative, she
won't allow herself to say another negative until she has said
4 positive things.
What can you compliment a co-worker or friend about? Be specific.
"Your a great friend," is nice, but doesn't impact nearly
as much as, "I love the way you called me just to see how
I was doing."
You can really make someone's day, by giving a compliment. Remember
the last time you were given a compliment? Weren't you warm and
fuzzy for a long time?
Which reminds me, when you are given a compliment this week,
smile and say "thank you." Don't put yourself down or
you also put the other person down. You are saying they have bad
judgement and how could they think something was good when it
is not good at all.
Who do you want to compliment?
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