“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 Buscaglia
I attended an amazing service at church Sunday and the choir sang so beautifully that I had to compliment the choir director afterwards. She then proceeded to tell me and my family how discouraged she was that morning, & how frustrated she gets when the choir members aren’t on their best behavior but that the compliment truly encouraged her to continue doing what she is called to do even when she doesn’t feel like it.
If a simple compliment can be so uplifting, why don’t we do this more often? Why not highlight someone’s strengths instead of their weaknesses? Our tongue has the power to spread love or to cut deep, to uplift or discourage, to heal or to hurt. It is up to us to use it wisely! We all love compliments because they can help dissipate doubt so let’s make a conscious effort to compliment those around us who may need to have their spirit uplifted today. And if necessary, don’t hesitate to look in the mirror and say “Girl, you rock!”
Have you had a memorable experience that stemmed from a simple compliment you gave someone or someone gave you? Feel free to share it in the comment box.
Thank you for reading & remember be kind to one another.