One of the easiest ways to make your day is to make someone else’s day. It’s not possible to make someone else happy and not feel great about it yourself. And it doesn’t take much to make someone happy, especially strangers. Try a genuine compliment or a thank-you e.g.
- Wow, very clean taxi!
- You guys are really good; the queue is moving so fast! (Check-in counters at the airport)
- Good job. Thank you! (Try that with a toilet cleaning staff and see what happens)
- The food was nice, service was great and prices were OK too! (Ever asked to see the manager at the end of a great dining experience?)
- Thank you so much; I really appreciate that!
Most people haven’t been complimented (or even talked to by a customer) in a long time, so it would mean the world to them. And how would you feel seeing that you have had such a positive impact on someone’s day/life? Of course, there will be some people with such low self-image that they won’t believe you or think you are being funny.
If you are fortunate enough to be in love with someone, remember the power of the three magic words. I love you! can help switch negative emotions to positive ones in a heartbeat.
Try it today. And tell us about your experience with compliments – both giving and receiving.
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Dear Mush, in which country you talking about Thanks.
Wow, very clean taxi!
You guys are really good; the queue is moving so fast! (Check-in counters at the airport)
Good job. Thank you! (Try that with a toilet cleaning staff and see what happens)
The food was nice, service was great and prices were OK too! (Ever asked to see the manager at the end of a great dining experience?)
Thank you so much; I really appreciate that!
Sohail, we can find great people and great things to compliment in any country! Most of our favorite restaurants have great food and excellent service, but we rarely mention that to the manager. There are people in the family who really care, but we often forget to appreciate. And most of us are lucky to have someone we love, but sometimes we take them for granted.
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All very true, I wish all of us could practice that in real like that would make a real change, surely.
Unfortunately, one seldom bumps into toilet cleaners and if one does so then the toilet cleaners mostly are not able to speak or understand english, must learn cantonese to be able to say that.
So true Mush. There is always something good that you can find in a situation. Sometimes all it needs to make someone’s day is a simple “Thank You” said with a genuine smile. It works wonders and if you visit that particular establishment again, chances are that you will be remembered and they go out of the way to serve you. I know coz it happens to me all the time.