Too often in life we saturate ourselves with ourselves. I know far too many people who keep their radio dial locked on station WIIFM (What’s In It For Me). Everything is about them (or so they think). I have a friend and in almost every conversation, she makes it about her. It doesn’t matter what the subject, she brings herself into every conversation. We can be in a conversation about a recent movie, a good book, a frog, it really doesn’t matter; she is going to somehow make it about her. I often ask her the question, “why is everything always about you?” And of course she laughs.
When is the last time you took time out to compliment someone else and not have the focus on yourself? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a compliment is an expression of praise, congratulation or encouragement.
There are many who suffer from low self- worth and it’s amazing how something as simple as a compliment would work wonders in their lives. I think we all need to feel that sense of love from someone else. And I’m not talking about being phony either. Far too many people see the good, the beauty, the excitement in others but wouldn’t say that to them if their life depended on it. But… don’t let that person die. It’s incredible how nice and sweet and kind and thoughtful the deceased all of a sudden becomes. Isn’t that backwards? That person would have loved to hear that they garnered such praise. Valentine’s Day is Thursday but you can get an early start. Show some love today. Give someone a compliment. It‘s amazing how a compliment does wonders to a person’s sense of hearing.

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