So very true, and yet, so easy to forget.
It takes almost no effort to offer criticism, but compliments sometimes feel like they drain us. What is it we feel like we’re giving up when we send kind words in someone else’s direction? It’s as though we irrationally think there’s some sort of quota on the number of nice things people can say to one another. In speaking kindness to someone else, we seem to believe we’re limiting the amount of kindness that can be returned to us.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Kindness comes back around, and the raw power of spoken kindness is hard to match. Say something nice to someone today. The act alone will be rewarding, and you might be surprised by how often and how quickly you hear something nice in return.