My, What a Lovely Platypus!

January 24, 2012 is official “Compliment Day” here in the USA.

Studies show that it takes many compliments to make up for one negative comment, and personal experience (read: the mistakes I make on a daily basis) shows that we often focus too much on the problems and not enough on the blessings in our lives.

So today, take a minute to give a compliment. Look closely at someone who crosses your path and find something nice to say. Offer some unexpected praise.

Extra points if you do it with a smile.

I’ll start it off: You have wonderful taste in blogs!

Or, more seriously: I appreciate your readership and these minutes from your day.

Now get out there and pay it forward.