Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Compliment Freely


Often we are thinking wonderful thoughts about a person but don't convey them.  Sometimes it happens when we are not with the person and sometimes he or she can be right in front of us. 

Let's act on those thoughts and feelings of admiration, appreciation and whole host of other beautiful sentiments by giving compliments.
* Say it *
* Express it with hugs * 
* Send a card *
* Write an e-mail *
 * Make a call *

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
~Leo F. Buscalglia

A compliment is verbal sunshine
~Robert Orben

I can live for two months on a good compliment.
~Mark Twain

Try to catch yourself today. 
Compliment your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and strangers. 
Compliment freely and generously.

Have a beautiful day!
Doreen

14 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Hi Doreen!
Such good words!
I'm praying for opportunities to love tenderly today.

It's me said...

Lovely post !!....xxx...Happy day Ria....

Gloria said...

A sweet and wonderful idea! I agree that the power of our words can make or break a day! :)

Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture and words with us today.

Blessings to you for a lovely day!
xoxo...Gloria

Julie Harward said...

Oh, I so agree..it not only blesses them but you too..plus it's just fun to do it! ;D

Maria said...

Hi Doreen!
What a beautiful post!
I'm going to compliment all the lovely ladies who stop here ~ they are so sweet*
Giving you a BIG hug through space from my house to yours*

I just love Mark Twain quotes... ha! "I can live for two months on a good compliment" That's just making me smile!

Thank you for the joy tonight dear sis.
Love you much ♥
~Maria

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I am with Maria, The Mark Twain quote is a keeper. Already wrote it down ..
How have you been, sweet Doreen? And how is your little dancing-on-ice-queen doing? I hope you are all enjoying Springtime to the fullest.
Much love o xx o

Rebecca said...

Such a simple thing to do, really.... even I can do this! There really isn't ANYthing like a sincere compliment. You've captured its power today with these well-selected quotes! And the title of your posts says it all. Thanks!

koralee said...

What a great message my friend...a good compliment does go a long long way. Happy weekend xoxox

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I just visited your Blog. I really liked the pictures and the sentiment behind it. Me and my daughters just started a new blog and it is similar to this one - enjoying the beauty in life. We would love it if your could visit us and follow. The link is: http://redrosealley.blogspot.com We just recently did a post about "Home Treasures," and it will give you a chance to get to know us. I think your blog is special. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Martina said...

Oh, i just love this post. You're so right! Think about how a compliment makes you shine. And why be so stingy that way! Will make as much compliments as i can this coming week - the first goes to you, for your wonderful blog. Am a new follower!

no spring chicken said...

So true! How hard is it to say nice things.. if it is hard, we need more practice!!

Blessings, Debbie

Terra said...

Doreen, you are right about a kind word or a compliment. I often send people cards and keep a stash on hand.

Pamela said...

I just love your blog! I love kindness...seeing it, being it, sharing it. I take a handful in the morning and stick them in my pocket taking them out randomly and cheering everyone I can. Some days I come back home with a pocket full -- so many have been returned to me!

Blessings,
Pamela

Lily Bets said...

Sharing love is a very nice way to create a blog,I'm agree!Have a nice week !