I can speak first hand on the fact that I’m not always confident is some of the things that I do. Sometimes I have to channel some confidence and get some encouragement to keep moving forward. So if we can encourage ourselves, why is keeping us from encouraging others?
While I was out taking advantage of some of the after Christmas shopping over the weekend I saw a young woman with some cute boots on. I asked her where she bought her shoes and told her that I thought they were cute, she seemed completely surprised. She told me where she bought them and we talked for a minute, then she thanked me for the compliment because she had been having a rough day and me talking to her helped.
Some people don’t realize that it’s easy to tear people down, but the hard part is lifting them up. It’s not hard to give someone a compliment or tell them to keep going. Using words like that helps them and who knows if it can help them though something that they are going through at that time.
It only takes a couple of seconds to compliment or encourage someone each day. Like the saying goes, what one puts out into the world they receive it back. So would you like to receive something negative or positive?