When : Always January 24th
How nice of you to visit my blog today. I can see by your choice of blogsites, that you are an intelligent person. You are a kind and inquisitive person. I love the way you......
Yes, its Compliment Day. Today is a great opportunity to say something positive about the people you come into contact with. Everyone has good attributes. ...that's right....... everyone.
Its a cinch to find compliments for family and loved ones, even for your Mother-in-Law. (Tip: She's probably a good cook.)
Friends are friends because you see something good about them. Here's an easy compliment to a friend: "Wow, you're very intelligent...you choose your friends wisely".
It's more challenging to compliment your boss, or people you don't like. Take up the challenge, and find a compliment for them today, too.
Remember: Mama said "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything". After a long search for something good, if you just can't find a compliment for them, then silence is golden.
Compliment Day is celebrated by offering sincere compliments to people you know. It is important that you are sincere. People will see right through insincerity, and you will do more harm than good.
How many compliments should you give out today? The common suggestion is five compliments. Yes, they should be to five different people.
Origin of Compliment Day:
This day was created in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin, of Hopkinton, NH. and Debby Hoffman, of Concord, NH.
This Day in History January 24th
Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later. (1835)
California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento. (1848)
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in south Asia. (1857)
The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell (1908)
In Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad, the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional. (1916)
The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices. (1933)
World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom. (1942)
World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca. (1943)
The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. (1946)
1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost. (1961)
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II. (1972)
Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered. (1978)
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale. (1984)
Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States. (1990)
The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation. (2003)
At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. (2011)