“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”    ~Steve Maraboli


I’ll be the first to tell you I’m not great when it comes to openly accepting compliments. It doesn’t matter how confident or self -assured you are, it’s all too easy to sell yourself short without even realising it. After all, none of us want to be considered as overly aggressive or arrogant. Forget for a moment, the thought of compliments as being ego boosters or back stroking. They are as important to the person giving it, as they are to you the receiver.

Whether it’s a compliment on your looks, the way you’re dressed, or your work ethics. Compliments are an indication that someone else appreciates your effort, we should make it a habit of not only appreciating the achievements of others, but also our own.


1. Motivates-It gives motivation to the person to do something much better than before,

2. Creates Positivity– When you the receiver accepts this kind gesture, it creates a comfortable atmosphere between you and the giver. Accept it as a sign that you have accomplished something worthy or a little praise.

3. Spreads Love- We all could use an extra dose of this.

4. Boosts Self Esteem-Not only for yourself but also the giver. Note the way someone smiles when they’re paying another person a compliment. It says, I am confident, comfortable in my own skin and not threatened by those around me.

Don’t rob someone from fulfilling their quota of good deeds, while robbing yourself of some much deserved recognition.


©Etta D. Richards



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