There are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
As anyone who ever gives gifts knows, it is often more fun to give than to receive. One of my favorite Authors, Anne Frank quoted- Nobody ever became poor by giving. It’s a deep psychology when we give something away to someone who needs it more, we uplift not them but ourselves. Our self-esteem and self-respect multiplies every time we do something for someone without expecting anything in return.
And one of the most priceless things you can give to another person is your Time. You’re giving them a slice of your life that would never come back.
Blessings are another way of giving people something they can never return. The more you give, the more you find. Its the only treasure which multiplies when given away. When you wish and pray for other’s happiness, you receive abundance of everything. It all comes back to you manifold in unexpected ways.
What you can easily give away is a genuine compliment. When you see/hear and feel something that’s good, take a moment to appreciate it. Words are like magical powder or potion which can change lives. You are walking down the street and you hear a homeless singing a beautiful song, compliment them. You arrive at a party and one of your colleagues is dressed like a Diva, keep aside your ego and tell her how beautiful she looks.
People need to hear that they’re doing good. Do not assume that your compliment would mean nothing to them. Do not take for granted anything that is beautiful. There’s something good in everyone,shift your focus from complaints to compliments and your world would transform in front of you.
Be a source of happiness and positivity in the lives of others not a reason for their headache and heartbreaks. When you start appreciating and complimenting people, you would start feeling great about yourself. You’ll start looking for good in everything and become more grateful for things around you.
I , for instance, can not stop myself from appreciating things and people that I genuinely like. I can not hold myself back and seal my lips when I like what I see. I observe all the time, I notice little things like how people shake hands and smile when they’re photographed,how they react when they see a dog, how they hold the cup while they’re talking, how they roll their eyes in disgust when someone says something they do not like and a lot more things.
I give compliments more often . Sometimes, we are the only one to say good things to them.It’s also important to remember that some of the best compliments have nothing to do with a person’s appearance. Woman do not always want to hear that they’re beautiful and pretty and in good shape , they want to hear that they’re brave and fierce .
When you genuinely compliment people, you might be telling them something they never believed was within them or something that would give them hope to carry on with lives.
I remember every compliment that helped me evolve as a better human being :
Last week, we visited a friend for thanksgiving, she bid us adieu by telling me that the way I carry myself with so much ease , it’s hard to believe that there’s a fire inside.
In a world which is obsessed with criticism , be a ray of light in someone’s life.