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When was the last time you made someone smile?

I told a young woman in the hairdressers' today that I liked her eyelashes, they looked pretty. It was true. They did. Her face lit up and I thought to myself - I really should do this more often smile001.gif

By ValJ
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Yesterday when I attended this man’s 80th birthday
He appreciated my coming to his party despite my feelings under the weather

1000runner Level 3 Nov 24, 2018
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Well done. I think you are right. Simple gestures make all the difference. Just remember death every morning and kindness will come naturally. We ve got only one life and it's a shame waste it being pricks smile001.gif

tsallinia Level 3 Nov 18, 2018
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I do try with humour, but i think many are slow get it.

Sandan Level 3 Nov 18, 2018
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I work in a grocery store to stay busy. The work is simple. I say hello to everyone, I compliment hair-dos, shoes, pretty tops, babys, beards, funny t-shirts, lost weight, cars, food choices, eyes, suits, whatever I can to make their day lighter, let them know I noticed,that they mean something. I joke with them always to get a smile. I feel really good about it

clarkatticus Level 6 Nov 18, 2018
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Absolutely! Humans always respond positively to flattery. And it's free!!!!

TINY Level 3 Nov 17, 2018
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I’m a big believer in doing this! A compliment costs nothing, and there is something positive to be found in most people. I especially like asking to speak to a manager in businesses I patronize to point out good performance by an employee. They never expect it!

The-Krzyz Level 6 Nov 17, 2018
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@ValJ I help care for my 98-year-old mother, who led a life with many, extreme ups and downs: from her youth on an estate as part of a landed family, to concentration camp inmate and slave laborer under the Nazi regime, to emigrant to the United States, starting life all over in a strange land with different language and customs. Yet, there is not a bitter bone in her body. Even now, when a caretaker, nurse or someone else comes to see her, she ALWAYS finds something to compliment: their hair, a shirt or blouse, a piece of jewelry. I believe, as much as "good genes," THIS is the secret to her long life.

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Yup. I will compliment just about anyone, frequently. It is pretty easy to find something you can sincerely compliment another human on. Their turn of phrase, choice in eye glasses, a witty remark, pretty car color choice, I try to compliment things that were within their scope of control. So I try to avoid things that are just theirs by birth.

CommonHuman Level 6 Nov 17, 2018
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I do this pretty regularly. There could always be more happiness in the world.

Donotbelieve Level 8 Nov 17, 2018
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I always find good things to say about others, in my work capacity, and in my life generally. A few kind words can make a real difference.

MarkRussell Level 5 Nov 17, 2018
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Everyday! Only takes a moment to say something nice!

Anniemae Level 8 Nov 17, 2018
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I did this today at our rec center by just saying hello to a woman friend on the elliptical trainer.

ADKSparky Level 6 Nov 17, 2018
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I tell several people every day how well they are dressed and how good they look . We should all Do it more often .

gebulldog Level 7 Nov 17, 2018
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