Monday, December 15, 2008

complimentary

pve design illustration, mirror mirror -which sweater is the fairest of all?
Why, just the other day, I went for my scheduled salon appointment for a hair appointment here.  To my surprise, my visit was "complimentary" as I really just needed a "snip" here and there.  In a matter a minutes, I was out the door on my way with my to - do -list in hand.  I thought to myself how compliments really do go far. 

While I realize this is not an every day happening, but a "shear" treat during the "bah humbug" holiday errands.  Think about it and surprise someone with a complimentary "compliment"
or a small token of appreciation.  How often are you paid a compliment and or something complimentary?  When was the last time?

19 comments:

ALL THE BEST said...

How wonderful! Thank you for the reminder!!

preppyplayer said...

Love your play on words and thank you for the suggestion as I tend to forget how far "the little things" go.

heidi said...

It seems so much easier to give out compliments than to accept them sometimes.
xoh

ArchitectDesign said...

thats such a great surprise :-) I think this happens most during the holidays -it helps to bring one back down to the reason for the season!

Kwana said...

What a wonderful holiday treat. Love it when that happens. It's great to pass the compliments along.

Joyce said...

A wonderful surprise for a special person! Yes I agree with Heidi it is so much easier for me to give than to receive.

annechovie said...

Very cool! You deserved it!

Patricia Gray said...

I love this concept. It is like pay it forward....thanks for this reminder. Sometimes it is the small things in like that can make all the difference. As always I love yor drawing!!

Karena said...

I believe it can be so easy to make someone feel good. Whether giving a smile, a caring compliment. Many of my blooger friends have looked at my art and made very approving comments. What a great feeling that is!

Rachel said...

What a lovely surprise! I like giving compliments to strangers, usually in the grocery store line, if they have something on that I particularly admire.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Lucky you! I can't even remember when the last time was that I was either given something complimentary! I do get lovely compliments on the comments left on my blog, which makes this whole blogging thing all the more rewarding. As my mom said, if you're having a bad day just read the comments left on your blog. :-)

Julia said...

How delightful! Thank you for the beautiful reminder--maybe I can remember to compliment someone today!

Tyler said...

what a kind sentiment. will do! i've been on a brief and hectic hiatus and am loving your festive sketches the past weeks. planning to work on my man and a bow tie -- quite dapper indeed.

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

ive been missing your drawings... hopefully I will have more time this week.

LindsB said...

Love this post...I got to thinking and its been awhile since I have done something nice..I'm going out tomorrow to do something nice for someone, thanks for the reminder.

Visual Vamp said...

I try to do it everyday in some small way.
Today: I compliment you on your wonderful talent, your generous spirit, and your lovely blog.
And every morning when I open my eyes, I am complimented with the gift of life.
xo xo

GrannySmithGreen said...

I love your blog! You are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for reminding us to simply be better people.

summer said...

what a wonderful story! thanks for sharing :) I love to compliment people on things that others would never notice- I'm trying to keep my eye on the details.
I am also so thankful to have a very "complimentary" husband- he is always faithful in the area of giving praise.
A few years ago I started working on just saying "thank you" when given a compliment, instead of trying to refuse it or trying to pay it back instantly- it has been tough, but it is really wonderful when you can master that.

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