I love hearing when someone randomly gives without wanting anything in return. Ever have someone give you a compliment and it just made your whole day brighter? That simple act of kindness gave you a boost of much needed confidence. People have the power to influence change with just a simple word of encouragement. It doesn’t cost a dime and can make someone feel like a million dollars.
You never know what someone could be going through. There are many people walking around with a smile on their face and a broken heart or a heavy soul. You could offer them the only kind word they will get all day. Why walk around with your eyes down and in your own head? By showing kindness you can improve your own perspective on the day. It really does make you feel good, to make others feel good. Being complimentary helps us to create an optimistic, happier outlook on life.
The world is full of influencers that control how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Every social media platform is full of home-grown celebrities who influence us and collect followers. You have the power to be just as powerful. Giving compliments is a form of leadership and influence.
Challenge yourself. Honestly. See how many attitudes you can improve or turn around. Practice, in every moment, to offer praise and gratitude. A simple smile, a compliment or even a hello can go a long way to changing attitudes and improving the world. It’s a simple random act of kindness.