National Compliment Day helps promote others to be kind to those around them. Who doesn’t love a good compliment? It boosts your self esteem, makes you feel great about yourself and overall puts you in a better mood. You never know what someone else is going through and your one kind act of gesture can make someone’s entire day. A compliment is just the boost of confidence we all need because after all, if you make someone else happy you are bound to feel happy yourself!
Kathy Chamberlin and Debby Hoffman from New Hampshire created this holiday in 1998. They wanted to highlight the fact that you can have connections with others in a positive way that is free and impactful. Many studies have shown that compliments can have positive effects to the one receiving the compliment and the one giving it. Having such positive interactions between people can improve environments such as the workplace and the home.
One study showed that receiving a compliment has the same effects as receiving cash reward
Smiling burns calories
Smiling causes less wrinkles than frowning
Those whose eyes wrinkle when smiling are more sincere
Fake compliments do more harm than good
Fun Ways to Celebrate
Host a challenge - to offer a compliment to every stranger you interact with
Give compliments to everyone at work
Spread compliments on social media
Make sure to offer sincere compliments, not fake ones
Take the time to think about honest, sincere compliments to give to your loved ones. Not just a superficial one
Why Compliments Matter
Everyone is going through a struggle that we know nothing about. While someone may be smiling on the outside, they could be hurting on the inside. There’s nothing more powerful than a simple act to let someone know they are special, that they matter, and that they are doing something right.
“Never underestimate the power of a random compliment”
“Compliment people. Magnify their strengths not their weaknesses”
Movie compliment quotes:
Elf - “You have such a pretty face, you should be on a christmas card!”
The Help - “You is kind, you is smart, you is important”
Ideas To Post on Social Media
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Don’t have anything nice to say? Give a compliment instead!
The best thing about a compliment is they’re FREE!