Please take a brief moment (or a long one, for that matter, even the rest of your life if you’d please) to answer these questions.
1. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
2. What is the best compliment about your body you have ever received?
I want to know what makes each individual feel good. If you don’t want to answer to me, that’s just fine. The purpose is that you think about it. It’s strange how harsh words can stay stuck and repeating in us but we forget the nice ones.
I asked several high schoolers and adults yesterday, and they all had trouble answering. I asked an eight year old and she quickly replied, “You are beautiful.”
Do you realize what an impact it has to say those three words to a young soul? State the obvious, everyone needs to hear a kind word more than once.