You know compliments can be very good for health! That’s exactly what I experienced over the past few days. When you go to someplace and suddenly somebody comes up to you and says “I like reading your articles!” and I go “What?! You do? That’s great!” And there it is; that small line just gave me enough smiles and happiness for the rest of the day J
So coming to the point then, why is it that we find it hard to appreciate somebody? Why do we like something and still not give due credit to the person behind it? Instead of being happy for other people’s success, why have we made it a habit to become jealous of their achievements? Come on people, we can do better than this!
If we send out joy, it spreads love and when happiness goes around, smiles come back to you. There is a great saying which goes “Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise”. Try it once and see the difference. It will do no harm if we start not thinking negatively about things around us and act positive. Think about it, today you may not praise your friend’s son when he topped the class because your daughter didn’t do so well, but tomorrow if the tables are turned and there is reason for joy at your home, that friend will also not be there to give you a pat on the back.
It’s important as we grow to realize the importance of people, else all that we achieve will have no meaning. What good is a birthday if there is nobody wishing you? What good is buying a new house if there are not enough friends to come for the house warming? What good is a marriage in the family if there are not too many people attending it? It is therefore important to genuinely feel happy for others, be a part of their joy, appreciate and compliment when required and always be present when they are in need. By doing this, on one hand you selfishly prepare yourself for the future, and even if things don’t come back to you, so what? Don’t we remember the Bhagwad Geeta’s saying “Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana” J
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