The other day when I got into the elevator in our office building there were two other women already in there. One of the women had on a brightly colored blouse that I admired. I told her so.
Her entire face lit up and she started beaming as she smiled broadly. She graciously said, “thank you.” We continued chatting till she exited.
While I had never met the woman before, I certainly endeared myself to her with just one simple and sincere verbal compliment. After I stepped off the elevator, I realized that my mood had shifted and I was feeling more energized. Apparently, her enthusiastic verbal and non-verbal reaction even affected me!
Make it a priority
Try to give at least one verbal compliment a day. It could be to a stranger, like in my case, but better yet, try it with a colleague. Not only will they end up feeling respected but you will also get a positive mood boost too!