Many of us have heard about the power of a compliment, but is there really power in what we say and do? What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about giving? Donations? A present? Maybe even doing the chores? All of these are wonderful gives, however, there is one rather underrated and powerful give – a compliment.
Compliments are a great way to bring about positivity to the people around you and as we know, giving is one of the ways we can make ourselves just a little happier every day. We, as humans, tend to be over-critical of ourselves. Therefore, compliments are a beautiful way to remind ourselves that we are doing amazing and to remind the people around us that we appreciate them.
So here are just 10 different gives that use the power of compliment to make ourselves and others happy.
Affirmations are a wonderful way to improve community bonding and team management. They help to bring attention to wonderful attributes people possess in attempt to cancel out the negativity we often hyper fixate on.
If you’re a little shy, why not leave a note or review for your favourite restaurant? Not only are you expressing your gratitude and love for the restaurant, but you are also encouraging others to try their foods helping with their business as well!
Whether it is your fellow colleague at work or your peer on a group project, why not let them know they are doing a great job? This can help to foster a more positive and productive work environment.
Teachers have and continue to play an important part in our lives. So, consider writing them a card to express your gratitude for their service and all they have done. This will not only affirm their teaching but also brighten their day knowing they were able to positively impact their student’s life.
A hug can go a long way. If your mum and dad have had a long day of work or even just coming from school, go ahead and give them a big hug. A big hug from their kids can help alleviate the stress from the day and remind them that you are waiting for them at home and are excited to see them.
Especially during these times, it is important for us all to take care of ourselves. So if there is a friend or family member you have in mind, drop off a little care package for them to remind them that you are thinking of them and care for them despite the distance.
This might seem peculiar but bus drivers and transportation employees work hard to keep our public transit system working smoothly so we can go to school or work on time. As such, if you ever board the bus, why not say thank you right before you get off the bus. This can remind the bus drivers that you appreciate their service and their work to transport the community safely to their different destinations.
If there is a small business you love, why not give them a shout out on social media? Not only does this compliment and affirm their services but this shows your support and will make brighten their day knowing they have a happy and loyal customer.
Like humans, we should also take the time to affirm our wonderful pets, who provide us comfort. So, if you come home from a long day and have missed your beloved pet, give them a little treat to show your appreciation and love for them. This is a fabulous animal give!!
Lastly, why not just give a compliment to a stranger, to your friend or your family? Compliments are an amazingly simple way to bring a smile to someone’s face and there’s no better feeling than spreading happiness with the people around. There is a lot of giving power in a compliment. Watch what happens when you use the power of a compliment in your next give!
Compliments are a great and easy give but if you are interested in exploring different ways to give back head on over to 365give now for ideas on how you can start giving daily and spreading happiness!