“You’re amazing! You are talented and one of a kind! Yes, YOU!”
It’s true you know. Let those words sink in for a moment. How does it feel – warm and fuzzy? Maybe not exactly, but you must admit, when someone says something nice to us, it feels good.
It’s also a natural desire to feel appreciated and that what we do matters whether at home or in the workplace. Feeling appreciated reminds us that we are valued and gives our self-worth a positive boost.
Unfortunately, we don’t all receive the recognition and appreciation we deserve.
You may already be aware of this, but did you know that March 1st is World Compliment Day? And even if you don’t receive appreciation, you can do something to help someone else hear some well-deserved praise.
World Compliment Day focuses on recognizing and sharing appreciation for something done well. It does not involve gifts, but words instead.
“A sincere and personal compliment costs nothing, but the impact on the recipient is huge,” says Hans Poortvliet, recognition professional and the driving force behind the annual event in the Netherlands. “Nothing stimulates more, gives more energy, makes people happier and, as far as business is concerned, increases productivity and commitment faster than sincere appreciation.
Now it’s your turn! Find someone to give a genuine compliment to. It can be someone you work with, a family member, friend or even a stranger. If you are inspired, start a positive movement on Social Media.
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