Day 2: Spread Love Like Jelly Challenge (Compliment Someone)

Feb 13, 2016 by

Day 2: Spread Love Like Jelly Challenge (Compliment Someone)

Day 2: Offer up a genuine compliment…
and be prepared to graciously accept one too.

 

Many great things tend to go unsaid. I realize that this is not some sort of major revelation or new age idea. I have obviously thought to compliment someone before, but I think we can afford to do it a little bit more regularly, giving compliments away for free. I’m suggesting we strive to stretch our boundaries a little and to venture out of our comfort zone to deliver a compliment that might make someone’s day. That’s not to say that we should be giving compliments when they aren’t earned. The idea is to honor someone by admiring something they have actually done well.

I made an effort to make sure to compliment my husband today. He works hard to provide for us and so often I take all the little things he does for granted. He truly makes my life easier in so many ways. Sometimes I don’t even notice when he makes sure to do things to help me or to take care of me. For instance, he never, ever will put silverware into the sink, he always lets it soak in a cup or a bowl if we don’t have time to put it into the dishwasher. I thought this was just because he is OCD about cleaning, but he mentioned to me recently it was because he was worried I would reach blindly into the sink and grab a knife. This seems like a tiny, insignificant detail of our mundane lives, but the truth is, it is just one of the many small ways he shows me that he loves me. I appreciate that about him. So my compliment, as cheesy as it sounds, looked like this: “Hey babe, I love how good you are at making me feel loved. Thank you. You are always so thoughtful.”

So give a compliment today. Something genuine. I believe in joy, and in spreading it.… Click To Tweet

 


 

 

Every day for the next 20 I’ll be sharing my efforts to spread and show love to others. I’ll share ideas and inspiration along the way. If you want to join please follow along on my Facebook page, stop in for inspiration on my blog and use the hashtag #spreadlovelikejelly in your social media to share how it’s going for you!#spreadlovelikejelly #choosejoy

Did you miss the beginning of this series? Not sure what I’m talking about or why? Pop back over to the instructions page to see the brain child behind #spreadlovelikejelly

Day 1: Love Yourself

 

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