COFFEE TALK | COMPLIMENTS

8.31.2017


howing love can be done in many different ways. Everyone has a different love language, but at the end of the day it's received and appreciated the most when that love simply does. It's active and real. One of my love languages is words of affirmation. It's when the words 'I love you' are spoken through a compliment. My favorite form of proving that someone loves me is through kind, encouraging words.

I can remember several of the sweetest compliments I've been given in the best, and all of them made my day. So because it's my love language, I also asked myself how many other's have this as well? Receiving compliments is wonderful, but there's also something very rewarding in giving them too.To me, the beauty of compliments is the ability to view other people's strengths. It's the opportunity we have to build one another up.

When was the last time you gave someone a compliment? I find myself thinking awesome things about people like 'your such a hard worker,' 'I love how great your photography skills are, can't believe you're self taught,' or 'you give me inspiration to be a better blogger,' yet I don't always say so out loud. It's such an easy thing to do, and it can be done in so many ways such as in person, or typed in any format! It easily takes 2 mins flat to empower someone, and make their day.

I encourage you to reach out to someone you know and share ways that you see them striving in their abilities, character, or work place. I mean it can be the girl behind the cash register at the mall, your best friend, or a new person your introduced to - see how you feel afterwards!

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  1. Totally agree! I try to be really conscious about saying those "thought compliments" out loud ... good reminder :)

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    1. Yes, that is the key. It's easy to think something and pass by. :)

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  2. This is such a great reminder. Growing up, my mom always told me that if I'm thinking something nice about someone, I should tell them. The world can always use more love and kindness.

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  3. Love this! We need more compliments and encouragement in today's world. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yes! My mom always told me if you like someone's dress or think your waiter was so gracious - ALWAYS tell them even if they are strangers. A kind word can go a long way!

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    1. YES. I think it's even more rewarding coming from strangers :)

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