Monday, July 18, 2005

To Give Compliments Is Lovely; To Ignore Them Seems Unrefined

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I tend to be generous – and most sincere – with my compliments. After all, why not perk up someone’s day or ego a bit? Why keep my observations silent, when airing them might help put a smile on the next person’s face or give their step a lilt?

It doesn’t cost anything to say, “That looks good on you”; “I like it that you...”; “Your writing reminds me of the great writer...”

I might even say something to a stranger in a public place – “I saw what you did; it was so nice of you to...”; “I like your...where did you get them?”

A compliment can be an ice breaker, but more importantly, it is a path that’s forged from my heart to yours.

Out there in blogland, I am complimentary too. Why should a distant, faceless reader be considered any differently than a friend, family member or co-worker in my life?

I give compliments when I think they’re deserved. Doing so has even created wonderful offline correspondence for me with fellow bloggers.

Sometimes compliments are returned, but in fact don’t need to be. Life isn’t about “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” But it is nice to at least get a thank-you or acknowledgment when a compliment has been given.


A Simple Jew said...

Pearl: I would like to compliment you on your nice posting ;)

Chaim said...

Simple - I'd like to compliment YOU on your wonderful compliment on Pearl's posting.

Pearl - Your the g-d mother of Bloggin Observations. :-) Always right, always good.

torontopearl said...

Thank you, ASJ.
Thank you, L-of-R.

Your compliments have been publicly, gratefully and happily acknowledged.

L-of-R, as for your comment on my observations...there was a reason I termed my blog "Pearlies of Wisdom". I don't declare to always be right, but I'd like to think that *I* can always be good.

Chaim said...

youre right :-)

(see again, youre right .. 99.9% accuracy .. ok?)

A Simple Jew said...

Thank you TorontoPearl and Life-of-Rubin for your complimentary compliments. They are some of the best comments I have EVER seen! ;)

PsychoToddler said...

I'd like to compliment you all on your complementary complimenting of each other.

torontopearl said...

Psychotoddler, you have a great way with words. How profound!

Doctor Bean said...

I'm happy to see that rather than charge money for people to read your blog, you've decided to make it complimentary.

Also, I have no idea what any of you are talking about.