What is the greatest compliment you could give? Are you worthy of the same praise? [Author: Lee]
I took this one on my walk with Gracie this cold late December morning.
The sky a cloudless brilliant blue. The air just cold enough to make my hot tea extremely delicious.
It isn’t easy to narrow down the greatest compliment I could give.
BEcause I am more familiar with receiving them.
That’s a nice problem to have, eh?!
Then I thought some more.
In a blink I realised that my acknowledgments of others, how they make me see something in a new way, or how they make me pause, reflect, and suddenly see something that was completely invisible to me BEfore, that these are the greatest compliments I CAN give.
I think this is true largely BEcause they are the same sorts of compliments or acknowledgments that I receive.
And partially, though NOT insignificantly, they are the ones I often wish to receive. Perhaps from those whose compliment-receiving AND compliment-giving functions have given out altogether.
Sometimes, the greatest compliment I can give is remembering. Is taking a step toward someone. Is BEing Present.
This I know BEcause when others remember, take a step toward, or are Present for ME, I am so mightily blessed.
Compliments are NOT just fluff and nonsense, they are treasures. They are rich with wonder. And received, they linger, encouraging us long after they are given…