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#157: How Do You Make Others Feel?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

An email brought me these words of wisdom:

"People MAY forget what you said to them."

"People MAY forget what you did to them."

"But, people will NEVER forget how you made them feel."

When we talk to people, do we leave them feeling better about themselves? Whether a personal visit, a phone call, an email, a SparkMail or a reply to a SP member's post or blog. Do we offer encouragement and support? Are we caring? Are we appreciative?

Don't you feel on top of the world when someone pays you a compliment?

Shouldn't this be how we aim to make others with whom we interact feel every day?

A simple, "What a handsome little boy you have," or "What a pretty girl that is," or "I appreciate the work you do," or "I've enjoyed talking with you," or maybe, simply, "Thank you," or "I hope you have a great day," goes a long way toward making another's day brighter.

It doesn't take much to make others feel better about themselves and to maybe help them escape their troubles for a few moments.

Let's try to pay at least one compliment to someone in every place we go -- a restaurant, a grocery store, our child's day care, the car mechanic, the dry cleaner....

Just one compliment to someone at every place we visit. Not so hard, is it?

For me, I'll wish you the most successful day you have ever had. May your day be filled with happiness and smiles...and compliments.
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  • no profile photo CD4114015
    What a wonderful reminder, Lou. I do try to make others feel good even if they are acting badly. I try to remember that we never know exactly what may be going on in their life and we can make a difference. I wish you a wonderful weekend!
    4105 days ago
    Your right Lou, we should be about the business of building one another up , but never make a compliment that is not sincere. I am sure you don't do that, but I do know people who compliment others just to be liked then laugh behind their backs that they really didn't like their hair or dress etc. that they gave them a compliment on. That kind of complimenting I don't like. Be sincere.

    You are "right on" with your advice here because many times we think nice thoughts of someone but fail to tell them . We need to get into the habit of paying sincere compliments. emoticon
    4106 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Very true . Hope you have a great week . God bless . emoticon
    4106 days ago
    You always make me feel like a valuable person and I thank you for that.
    4106 days ago
    How you make a person feel is certainly what they take with them thru life.
    4106 days ago
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