My team meeting for work this week was AWESOME. Each of us four coworkers stood up front and received one compliment from the other three. It was interesting to hear nice things from people who I greatly respect but don’t really have a personal relationship with.
So we’re going to try it here, in my little corner of the blogosphere. If you do this, the outcome will be awesome.
And yes, I’M TALKING TO YOU.
3 simple steps:
1. In the comments section below, hit “reply.” If you’re reading this by email, also hit “reply” and I’ll get it as a comment (my Gran discovered that one).
2. Write a something nice about a person in your life that you’ve never complimented before. And I’m not talking, “Hey I like your sweater.” No. Something about they’re character, personality, and/or lifestyle. It can be ANYONE. Include their first name and last initial.
Example: “Ami G. I know some of the physical and emotional challenges you’ve encountered in your life and your positive attitude and love for life are inspiring.” <it doesn’t have to be that mushy but you get the idea.
3. Tell them in real life OR send them the link to this blog. I’m going to publish every single one of your compliments on Monday.
If you are hesitant to do this for a someone you aren’t too close with, imagine how good it would feel if they did it for you.
Take a minute to think and then write it out!