Unexpected, welcome, and appreciated

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Life and Random Thinking

coffee shopI have discovered that people are surprised by compliments or expressions of appreciation.

I don’t mean with family, or your closest friends – they aren’t surprised. I mean the people you see regularly, but you don’t know their birthday, but you aren’t a stranger neither.

The cost is free, the time it takes is negligible to give a sincere compliment but the effect is long lasting.

I workedin an office in Vancouver decades ago, and this event is still remembered. One of my coworkers took the time one day to mention she noticed I took the time to dress well for work (ironed shirts, ties) everyday. She complimented me on my appearance. It struck me because the compliment was unexpected but appreciated. I don’t remember her name but I recall how I felt because she took the time to say a few kind words. Unexpected, welcome and…

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. Enjoy my second experiment with blogging. thanks.
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17 Responses to Unexpected, welcome, and appreciated

  1. I like to say that there is never a wrong time to say something kind.

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  2. leggypeggy says:

    Kindness can be something as simple as saying ‘I really like your blouse’ or ‘that colour really suits you’ to the woman standing behind you at the grocery checkout. Today I said to a guy pushing two kids in an unusual stroller ‘wow, that’s an impressive rig’. He beamed. I’m pretty sure he’d engineered some of it himself.

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  3. Wise words. A random compliment can change someone’s entire day for the better.

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  4. Marlene Skotheim says:

    Another great one!

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  5. Jennie says:

    Yes, they are surprised. That’s what makes kindness so important. Definitely welcome and appreciated!

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  6. I’m all about kindness, and love where you live. I’m not too far away, just over the border. Susie sent me, and glad I checked out your post.

    Like

  7. Its always better to be nice. It’s not hard to give a compliment and be respectful, right? Isn’t it a sad view of our times when people are surprised by kindness?

    Dropping by from Susie’s blog party!

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