Good afternoon! Are you ready for today’s #OolaChallenge?
Day 14: Our words hold amazing power, and our kind words have the power to empower.
Has someone ever made your day with their kind words at just the right time? Even one kind word can make someone’s entire day.
So… Today’s #OolaChallenge is to give someone a compliment that is specific, genuine and unique to them. Shoot from the heart. There’s no such thing as a dumb compliment. I’m just getting back from the grocery store and took it a step further. I went to the customer service desk to put it in writing and then immediately went to the genuinely awesome lady at the deli counter that seems to be the hardest worker around. I just felt that I had to write a survey to show to the store how awesome of a hire they have made and to let her know how she brightens my day.
Chris has some food allergies and Jackie always takes the time to research new meats and cheeses to cut up for him. Efficiency, dedication, sales and hard work!
Whether it is something that you have never told them before, something they have never heard or even noticed about themselves, get creative with it. I encourage you to do this in person if you are able. There’s something incredible about being able to look someone in the eye and tell them just exactly what it is you love or admire about them.
Regardless of how you pass on the compliment (in person, in text, over the phone, etc.), use your words to not just uplift them, but completely make their day. Words of encouragement can shape us, so give them like you would want to receive them. Let today be the day you help them see what you see in them.