When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take seconds to say, but for them, it could last a lifetime.
I find this quote beautiful and honest. I found this on the page of a gorgeous tattooed lady I met at a festival and since reading it I have been practicing this trick much much more. I’ve found it has allowed me to be a lot more authentic and expressive towards others, spark joy in those around me, and leaves me with a really special feeling too.
It is an easy easy mistake for us to assume that a friend, partner or loved one just automatically knows what they mean to us. It seems obvious that they would already know what you like about them, because you think it so often! But this may not be the way they think of themselves. Hence it’s so important to express gratitude and appreciation, out loud, for what you’re thankful for. This not only REINFORCES what they’re doing that you like, but lets them know you notice it and care.
It is so beautiful and generous to be complimented by someone, and we all know how warm it feels. So practice giving this feeling out. I have deepened a lot of connections with people by voicing my exact praises out loud. Compliment friends, strangers, ladies, MEN; tell other humans what you like about them! It takes a moment of vulnerability on your end – that will likely have a long-lasting effect on another person’s psyche and self-image.
Be truthful, be specific, be vulnerable. It pays off.