It sounds all too simple, but how often do we openly recognize the qualities we respect in others? The verbal compliment can be an amazingly powerful method to reinforcing the love and respect we have for another. Often, our long-term relationships can become repetitious, and we can forget to acknowledge the special qualities that make us love our friends, families, and partners. All of these people exist our lives because we have sincere attachments and feelings for them, so why not let them know not only through your actions, but also through regular, meaningful compliments?
Take thought today, and practice sincerely complementing those in your life. Realize what makes them special to you, and openly express this through a complement. Remember that the key ingredient here is sincerity. Compliment the aspect of this person that truly moves you, the part of them that you respect, love, appreciate, and admire. Aside from showing this with our actions, a verbal compliment can immediately reinforce the beauty of the relationships we share. This practice also helps us remain aware of just how many great things the people around us do each day right before our eyes. Do not feel timid in expressing your compliments to others. In fact, go out of your way to recognize their positive qualities, realizing that this nourishes the good in them.
Expressing a compliment to a perfect stranger is also a fantastic way to extend your spiritual presence into another person’s day. Once again, the key ingredient here is sincerity. Perhaps you recognize how well someone deals with a situation, and let him or her know. Perhaps you admire someone’s decision or action and openly express your respect. Or perhaps you simply like their jacket, shoes, shirt, hairstyle, and appearance in general. There is no wrong doing in openly expressing how we feel about others in a positive manner through the spiritual practice of sincerely complimenting them.
On that very note, let me be the first to send to you, my compliments for nourishing your spiritual evolution by visiting this website, and choosing to read these words today. I write this with my deepest sincerity and trust you understand what it means to me that you share your presence here on our community website.
Affirmation: “I recognize the beauty in others and myself. I openly express this by sincerely complimenting these aspects. I express love through my words and actions.”