Copying Compliments

I am not the most complimentative person. (Is that a word? I think I just made up a word!) I certainly don’t give out the least amount of compliments as far as people go either. I think I’m somewhere in the middle.

I have been blessed with some people in my life that really give out compliments to others well. And I’ve been trying to grow this attribute in myself.

Today, while at the fair, I noticed a lady who had earring that looked like Dum-Dum suckers. It was cute! So I walked over and told her that I loved her earrings. I did! They were adorable! Her smile was so bright!

Later a lady walked up to me to ask if she could take a picture of this lace-type thing I was wearing. Honestly I don’t know what it is called. It isn’t really lace. It is crocheted or something. The lady called it a cover-up. But it doesn’t really cover anything up, so I don’t know what it is actually called. I liked it and it was on a good sale/clearance at Meijer so I bought it. This was actually my first time wearing it somewhere. The lady wanted to take a picture of it so she could have her sister make her one. And I’ll tell you that made me smile brighter too!

Tonight I am thankful for the opportunity to give (and receive) compliments from strangers! Well, of course I am trying to mindful of doing this not to just to strangers, but people I already know. Although I do find it harder with people that I know because my mind has already flipped thru 10 things I want to talk to the person about, so I don’t always focus on paying compliments. But, I am working on it!

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