Who doesn’t like cookies? I mean, come on. I’d jump over a pit of vipers for a snickerdoodle!
But I’ll let you in on a little secret: You already have plenty. And the odd thing about it is that the more of them you give away, the more you’ll get back. It’s this crazy cookie math that defies explanation.
And these cookies are the best, most delicious cookies on earth. They don’t consist of sugar or butter or preservatives. They will never make you fat. In fact, the more you consume, the better you will feel. I’ll never understand why we don’t share more of these suckers when we possess them in infinite amounts.
If you haven’t already figured it out, I am talking about sincere compliments. I try to give out several a day. It doesn’t cost me a penny, but the dividends are phenomenal. There’s nothing as gratifying as discovering that you’ve made someone’s day.
Some people hoard these cookies as if they’ll starve to death if they hand them out. I’ve had a few supervisors like that, and it makes the workplace toxic, indeed. How hard is it to give someone kudos for a job well done?
Would it kill you to say, “That’s a beautiful necklace,” or “What a great idea! Thank you for sharing that!” or “I’ve always admired your people skills.”
If you try hard enough, you’ll find that there is something in everyone that is worth a genuine compliment. And you’ll discover that after a while, you don’t have to make that much of an effort. It will start to come naturally.
The more positivity you put out in the world, the more positivity will come back to you. Try it. You’ll see.
So here’s a cookie, dear reader: I think you are awesome. And you have great taste in blogs, too! 😊