"I can live for two months on a good compliment."
Do you know what the number one need for every human being living on earth is (besides the physical needs of food, sleep, etc.)? It is recognition or acceptance. We all like to to be accepted and praised at times, and receive a compliment.
Once we accept the significance of our existence and who we really are, giving praise and edification to others is not that hard. We only need to find something good, something unique and praiseworthy about the other person and then express it.
From a friend a received this video recently, it describes more than ever what a little recognition can do for others:
Hugh Newman's Validation video on YouTube
Next time you see a co-worker does something extra for you or she has a new hairdo, give her a compliment. Or you meet someone new and he gives you a "real" handshake, tell him. Our world would certainly be a better place, if we paid more attention to the "niceties."
Have a Great New Year!
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