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

Author Unknown

Friday, May 25, 2018

Chapter 5, Page 25, Book 18

Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear…an honest implement or the smallest act of caring…all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaslia

Encourage one another

I can live two months on one good compliment.

Mark Twain

One of the easiest ways to express love to others is to help them feel valuable.  One way to do this is with a sincere complement. We all need validation and we all want to feel we matter.  

Most people are quick to compare themselves with others and often fail to see their own abilities and worth.  But it takes very little time to make them feel valuable in their own right.

Making them feel valuable won’t cost money, but gives them something worth more than anything money can buy — the feeling of worthiness .

Spread a little sunshine today by giving a genuine compliment with all the sincerity you can and make someone’s day!

I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder 
to each other than we are.  How much the 
world needs it!  How easily it is done!

Henry Drummond


jack69 said...

In the past few years I have made it a practice to seriously compliment at least ONE person a day. I look at hair, eyes, smiles, clothes or just demeanor. I have found most every clerk, cashier and person on the street is usually proud of at least one thing, I try to tell them how well they are doing (without being gushy!)


a compliment goes a long way to making someones day. "We all need validation and we all want to feel we matter. "

betty said...

It is always good to get a compliment and it feels good to give them too. I do always enjoy your posts you put up, Ma! You do a great job gathering the info together for them!


NanaDiana said...

I try to compliment people all the time (sincerely- I am not going to tell someone their hair looks great if it doesn't) Love your posts!

Thanks for popping by my blog nad leaving a comment on refreshing roses! xo Diana

Mevely317 said...

I always enjoy reading others comments ... and today Jack hit it out of the ballpark! Because (I think) we all have little 'b.s.' meters in our heads, before speaking I'll ask myself if what I'm about to say is sincere.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Absolutely. A sincere compliment can put a spot of sunshine in anyone's day, and it's such a simple thing to do.

Rick Watson said...

When someone working as a cashier,!or waitress/waiter does a really good job while working with me I say, “I’m going to recommend that your boss double your salary.” It always brings a smile to their faces.
It’s a fun and simple compliment that tells someone they are valued.