Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Little Compliments


--by brighteyes, posted Sep 27, 2007

We all like to be recognized and sincerely complimented. So after a recent stay at a hotel, I pulled out the "We want to hear from you" insert and hand wrote a thank you for the nice accommodations and staffing. My Mom left a huge tip for the maid (hidden surprise under the bed pillow).

One of my neighbors is usually out in her yard weeding and gardening . She has one of the best yards on our street so I stopped and told her so. What a bright smile after that compliment.

I noticed and complimented a co-worker  who cut her long hair into a shorter, more becoming hairstyle that framed her face and made her look younger....she was pleased too. She said many didn't even notice and she was very attached to the length.

I was also touched by a co-worker from another department  that sent me an email thank-you (copying my boss) for the consistent responsiveness and thoroughness in my follow-up to all her inquiries. This had me smiling!

It's a little thing, a compliment or an acknowledgement but it sure has a big impact. I continue to look for all opportunities to share praise and gratitude with others on a daily basis.

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Readers Comments

MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: I agree Brighteyes, all of the little things matter so much. Thanks for sharing!
afriendlysmile wrote: Hi Eyes
You and your mum are Sunshine angels the world is much nicer to have you both around.
Thank you and lots of love.
afriendlysmile;)
ieiblue wrote: hi bright!!!.. been so long i wasnt in touch with you guys!!!..you and ur mom are angels!!!! God bless!!!! :p
Shriraj wrote:

So, I want to write, despite the strange streak of melancholy, and hence, this is written in indelible
characters upon my heart.

I love reading all your stories and your rhythmic prose is graceful and exquisite as the limpid stream;
These elements constitute the music of my life, I pirouette around them constantly.I wish I could see you and say

" Bright eyes, you simply rock ! "

I miss you very dearly.

With lots and lots and lots and lots of love,

Shriraj
hizzay wrote: thats very true
its the little things that makes a big difference
great job!
im sure it made the staff very happy
brighteyes wrote: THANKS EVERYONE....YOU ARE TOO KIND WITH YOUR COMMENTS AND COMPLIMENTS...
DO WANT A "SWELLED" HEAD, HA!

JUST REMEMBER ONE SINCERE COMPLIMENT A DAY MAY BRIGHTEN SO MANY PEOPLE AND LIVES AS THEY WILL RESPOND IN KIND!

MEGA SMILES from Brighteyes ;)
tenderheart wrote: you and your mom are awesome. It's so true everyone loves compliments, it makes feel good about ourselves. I am happy you and your mom made sincere compliments not envious nor sarcastic compliments you guys meant it.
Sweet story. Thanks for reminded me to be truthful and appreciate everyone.
thanks.:D

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