Friday, 7 October 2016
In July I was asked to be guest speaker for a group of elderly ladies who meet at church each week to sing a couple of songs, drink coffee and have some kind of light "food for thought".
I received a very warm welcome in July so this week, with a break in the play group routine, I was free to visit the ladies.
I was running a little late and missed the morning tea (which I was counting on to supplement my breakfast) but I was there in time to get involved in the conversation about kindness.
Part of the conversation included being asked to compliment the person to our right. Some people were specific "I think you are wise" or "There's not a quiz question she can't answer".
Others were a lot more vague "please don't change because I just like you" or "thanks for making coffee for the congregation every week"
It made me think about how to give a good compliment, noticing the areas where somebody is talented or makes an effort, being specific and being genuine.
Whats the best compliment you ever received?