Women love to be acknowledged. In fact, we thrive on it. A sincere compliment from someone important in our lives is sometimes life changing. I often wish that I had acknowledged someone, but instead I find myself thinking it in my mind and never saying anything. Why didn’t I say it? Why? It would have been so simple to compliment someone’s new hairstyle or outfit or let them know you are thinking about them as they are going through a tough time.
I love watching shows set during the late 1800s. Back then, people communicated through handwritten notes. Imagine getting a letter with a wax seal on the back and carefully folded paper with fine penmanship inside. Letters were written for everything but now they’re more like a novelty. That’s the power of the note today!
We all love receiving letters and cards, and, as you know, I am a great promoter of the handwritten note. I also text and e-mail, which is still a marvelous way to share thoughts. Whatever method we use, it’s the message that is important.
Take time to notice. In our hurried world, taking time to really focus on someone and respond with a sincere comment is so refreshing. We have to train ourselves to be observant. It comes naturally to some people and to others it does not. We all really want to be observant, don’t we? How do we do this? By practice.
Today I am going to focus on one person who I see every day. I am going to find one sincere compliment that I can give to reinforce their work or the things they do for me—not a false compliment, but one I really mean to say. I hope that in a small way it will make their day better and really convey my appreciation.
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