If the service is excellent in a restaurant, call the manager over to compliment the server. If you admire someone's clothing, hairstyle, etc., say so! It makes everyone feel good and you never know when you will get another chance.
Years ago when the house I grew up in burned down, one of the lasting side effects of that trauma was a much deeper appreciation for the little things that make life so rich, along with less embarassment about expressing the positive. Tell people what you like TODAY. They may not be here tomorrow.
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Most keep a food or a fitness journal, but you should also keep a Compliment Journal. Anytime someone compliments you, write it down! Even when you don't notice your weight loss, someone does. When you are having a bad day, go read those compliments and perk right up.
I have a 3-sectioned notebook for fitness, nutrition and my copmpliments, but any notebook would work.
Compliment someone. Even if you don't like them. If they deserve the compliment, then give it. You WILL feel better. They will feel better. The ripple effect is amazing. You will be responsible for adding to the happiness of many people.
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