Do you enjoy receiving compliments ?
Both receiving, and giving genuine compliments are pleasurable. And yes, most people, especially children, can tell whether or not compliments are genuine.
We should all be careful not not accidently give ‘uncompliments’. Let me give you two examples of such unfortunate comments.
Never say :’You look good, for your age’. Just say : ‘You look good’, but do not mention age, as this can be interpreted as being patronizing. ( What is someone my age supposed to look like ?)
Another uncompliment that makes me wince is : ‘You must have been attractive once.’ Yikes !
As we age, our souls tend to show on our faces. No amount of potions, lotions, make-up or surgery can disguise a bitter spirit. And, the greatest beauty booster is being in tune with the Holy Spirit who indwells us.
Let us pray for the grace to live in obedience to God’s will, and to follow his commandments, for this is the best healthy aging strategy of all.
Pictured is an outport home after the recent storm of the Century.