With Compliments: a “12 Months of Kindness” challenge

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

And give, we will! But in this month’s challenge, giving isn’t going to cost you a penny.

Did anyone ever tell you they liked your shoes? Your hair? The way you gave up your seat for someone elderly?

Felt pretty good, didn’t it?

A compliment is such an easy thing to give, yet what we get from them is huge. Mark Twain said he could live for two months on a good compliment. I couldn’t agree more, but if you need some reasons for giving a compliment, here are just a few.

Compliments are mutually beneficial and go a long way into spreading kindness, so that’s your challenge for the month of September. Just give away a compliment.

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Being a cute little dog, children love to snuggle with Linus. I’m always pleasantly surprised when they ask first if they can pet him. I’m pretty good at complimenting the children on their good manners, but this month I’m going to really focus on also complimenting the parents. They’ve clearly done a good job educating their child and I appreciate it.

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Please be sure to share your compliments here in the comments or on Linus’ Facebook page. Your stories always inspire my readers.

Go now and spread the kindness friends.