Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pass It On



I want today's topic to extend past the four corners of this post. I want to invoke thought and incorporate action. For this "Pass It On" I'd like to challenge you to the compliment.

Give one genuine compliment today and really examine the recipient's face, voice and overall reaction. Test yourself to see how much your simple statement affects another. If you are really up for a challenge, give the compliment to someone who isn't necessarily a friend. Perhaps a co-worker, a stranger on the street, or someone who down right bugs you. Really think about what you want say. Are you complimenting an article of clothing, a good hair day, great make-up? Or are you going deep and focusing on a personality trait such as hard work, motivation, positive attitude or compassion? Whatever you chose, make sure it is heartfelt and genuine.

Please share with us what happens. Did the other person's reaction surprise you or did things go as expected?






19 comments:

  1. I prefere to go deep making a compliment about somebody and usually things that the person himself do not notice ..I usually say compliments to my friends over in Facebook but to bring this topic up reminds me that there are some people in my life that need it too :)

    Nice post

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  2. This is beautiful Marcie, I just love it, and promise to incorporate it into my day. You are fabulous sweetie, thanks for the fun challenge! Hoping all is well with you xoxoxo - Trishy

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  3. A really great challenge :) Thanks Marcie!

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  4. So glad you enjoyed my quote!! Amazing how true some of those are, almost too true ;-)

    Happy Thursday Dear! xo

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  5. This is so lovely, dear -- I can't wait to try it today!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this, Marcie! I'm going to try to compliment a stranger or a co-worker today and I'll let you know how it goes.

    xo
    Val

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  7. Thanks for the challenge Marcie! I welcome it! I'll keep you posted with how it goes!

    xo anna

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  8. That's such a lovely idea, Marcie! Will do and will report back :)

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  9. I really love this idea! I will be on the look out today for someone to give a compliment to :)

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  10. Well, I am pretty sure I am complimentary of many people on a daily basis, and I can recall one I gave this morning - prior to reading your post, no doubt. I complimented her make-up, it looked great. She gave a sweet, shy smile and thanked me. And then we chatted about mineral make-up for a few minutes....great post lady!!! I love it.

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  11. I am so going to try this and let you know the reaction...Marcie,this post made my day....Its such a wonderful and thought provoking post...LOVE IT!

    I cant wait to do this:)
    Kisses,sweetie

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  12. I like compliment a person on their dedication/passion towards their goals and aspirations...or their strength through hard times. I'll try this today for sure...I know a couple people that deserve a genuine compliment!

    http://www.diyainherstilettos.com/

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  13. Oh, I love everything about this!!!

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  14. Hi. Just wanted to say thank you for the sweet comment. It was a while back and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply. But HELLO! I hope you've been having great summer. Hugs.

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  15. This is so cool, I really enjoy complimenting people and I try to do it often because it makes me feel good to make them feel good! I am loving the watch, Marcie! My best friend just said today how fab it looks with my wedding ring! LOVE it, I so appreciate it, are you getting tons of compliments, too? XX!

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  16. Wow, how crazy that I read this and I just got off the phone with my sister and SHE told ME the nicest thing ever. Honestly one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. I was really almost taken aback and was like, wow thank you.

    It's time for me to pass it on!

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  17. i love your heart. this is a great post/idea :)

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  18. I'm reading this way late, but intend to accept your challenge. What a lovely way to spread some luuuuuuuv.

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