It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, September 02, 2019

Chapter 8, Page 2, Book 19

Everybody likes a compliment

Abraham Lincoln

September 2nd- a little praise goes a long way

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

Never underestimate the value of praise.  No matter where you are , at work, at home, or at school, a thank you for a job well done, is always welcome.   I think that is what Labor Day represents.  A THANK YOU for the work you do.   Praise will motivate us and others to do their jobs better.  It promotes loyalty and good relationships.  Compliments  can brighten someones day and even change their lives.

Sometimes the smallest bit of encouragement is what is needed to get us through the day.  When a compliment is given, others take in the good noticed in them and in turn they respond and can pass along the shared recognition  .  When given and taken sincerely , we rise to the occasion with positivity from the place , gratitude grows and flourishes.  A ripple effect occurs.  

When giving and receiving a compliment, Mindufullness is present. By being gracious to the compliment given  we honor people for their ability and boost their self confidence and ours as well.  The easiest way to grow and develop confidence its to give and receive kind and empowering words.

Likewise taking a moment in time,  just to relax and appreciate a compliment , opens up our feel good harmones and sets a time for healthier emotions.  Remember what comes around goes around, as we learn how to compliment and receive goodness, it gives out from ourselves and into serving the greater good of humanity.  So give compliments and receive them graciously.

I can live for two months on a good compliment. 

Mark Twain


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Labor Day. Relax and enjoy a happy and safe holiday!

betty said...

It is always good to say thank you and to hear thank you when helping others or others are helping us. It does make one feel appreciated. And compliments truly do go a long way to making us feel good about what we are doing. Good reminder to make sure we are complimenting others.


Mevely317 said...

This resonates so much! I totally agree with those who measure employee satisfaction (et al) and say, sincere appreciation for someone's work is more valued than dollars and cents.

jack69 said...

That is so true about praise, and it costs so little. With that effort some miracles have been accomplished.1
Sherry & jack

NanaDiana said...

Amen! I am all about giving Thank You's to people for anything I can think to thank them for. I also live to give unexpected compliments--there are days when people don't hear a kind word all day and a "Your hair looks great today"-goes a long way. xo Diana