1.an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration:
2.a formal act or expression of civility, respect, or regard:
First thing this a.m. at work I “expressed praise” for the Tim Horton’s coffee that was purchased for me. That was easy and very sincere.
Next, a co worker arrived and I expressed sincere ‘admiration’ for her coat. It is a lime green colour, which I appreciate.
I addressed quite a few males today as ‘Sir,’ which I think counts as a ‘formal act or expression of respect.’ Right? I think I was done this task before lunch!
Speaking of lunch, my companion and I sincerely complimented the restaurant owner on the soup of the day. It was “Garden Vegetable” and it was full of hearty vegetables and flavour.
I put this on my list as a challenge to myself to be more aware, observant and to hopefully, bolster the mood of those around me in some small way. It’s nice to be noticed/acknowledged. Giving compliments comes quite naturally to me. I have no problem verbalizing things I admire in/on others. I did not compliment everyone; my comments were always spontaneous and sincere. I’m pretty sure that there were many things about all the people I encountered that I neglected to comment on positively.
This was a good exercise to stretch my observation skills and I certainly have room to improve. How did you do?
Day 7: Hand write letter to my mom
If you want to write my mom, let me know. I’m sure she would love to get a note from you. My mom is the kind of person that treats everyone I know like family, even if she’s never met them. One time she went to the hockey rink in my home town, where she still lives, and located the mom of a hockey kid trying out for the team and invited her and her kids home for supper. She didn’t know these people, I didn’t know these people, but I knew people who did, so she figured that was good enough. They were from out of town, she could provide them with a meal, so she invited them and fed them. I think she’s awesome. I’m going to write that in my letter.