Today, a friend who I haven’t spoken to in a while said something so awesome to me. It wasn’t a generic compliment like you’re so kind, funny or smart (which are still lovely things to tell someone), it was a specific praise about something unique to me. More importantly it was something I would never have thought or felt about myself.
Interestingly, (without my friend knowing) the topic of praise resonated to a dream very close to my heart. The words instantly went straight to my soul and lifted my spirit. I have been on a high all day!
We can get so caught up in the negative and hold on to all the hurtful things people have said to us in the past, yet we rarely remember to cherish the positive praise. With this in mind I decided to create a little private testimonials page and write it down so I can refer to it whenever I am having an off moment.
We often write testimonials about companies, products or services we love but what about the people who we hold dear to us? How often do we tell our nearest and dearest how great they are and even better what makes them so special?
Over the next few days I’m going to make an effort to tell the people in my life how great they are and why.
Why not start your own testimonials page where you can write down all of the great things people have said about you? Ask your friends and family what they love about you and refer to it when you need a dose of positivity. I bet you’ll be surprised at how awesome you are. Also, don’t forget to tell people how amazing they are too. You’ll probably never know just how much it means to them.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and if you do anything similar.