“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own”

-Benjamin Disraeli


This is another thing that I often do that not only helps put me in a positive frame of mine, but it rather quite fun as well.  In addition to those two wonderful attributes, there are two other amazing things that happen when you start doing this.  First, you brighten someone’s day by telling them what you find to be amazing about them.  Second, by forming the habit of telling people what beauty you see inside them you also form the habit of looking for the best in everyone you meet.  Often it is said that I “say nice things about everybody” and that to some extent is true.  You see when I am in someone’s company, be it meeting an old friend for coffee or a customer at the bar or post office, I am immediately drawn to that which I like about them.  Now please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of flattery.  To me false praise is more insulting than saying nothing at all.  Genuine compliments on a particular trait you find beautiful be it physical, personality or something entirely different not only brings a smile to the persons face but creates a bond between people that may otherwise never be realized.  Just think of how nice it feels when people point out the best of your traits and you will know how loved and valuable you will make others feel when you do the same.  So try it today. Try it on the barista who looks overwhelmed at the coffee shop in the morning, or cashier at the grocery store.  Maybe a spouse or good friend as we often assume these people know what high regard we hold them in, and noticing what makes them special will only serve to deepen your friendship. No matter who, try it today and bring joy to both of your worlds.

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