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.