Gems of Insight, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Insight #92

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that it’s essential that we be able to compliment others when we feel like doing it the least. I am sure that we have all had at least one moment when we saw someone who was driving a nice car (a car that just so happened to be our dream car), a person who had a natural ability to do something that we either have always wanted to be able to do, but are not gifted in that area or that we do through immense struggle, or maybe a person who is financially well off and seemingly does not have a care in the world. We take note of these individuals, and for most of us our natural inclination is to do just about anything but compliment that person and appreciate the blessings that they have.

Yet, compliment them and appreciate the blessings that they have is the best thing to do in that type of situation. Why is that? Because complimenting them when we least feel like doing so is a sign of maturity – it is a sign that we are mature enough to tap into our own confidence and allow that confidence to remove thoughts of selfishness and jealousy from our midst. And appreciating the blessings that they have allows us to connect with our fellow man through a genuine sense of celebration for and with them.

Now, I am not saying that it is easy to do this. In fact, there may be times when it truly feels as though it is the hardest thing that we have ever had to do. Yet, the fact that it is so hard for us to do in certain moments is an indication that we need to go ahead and do it that much more. I will not promise you that you will experience this amazing sense of euphoria and completion by extending compliments to others when you least feel like doing so, but I will tell you that as long as you genuinely commit to seeing it through with the right attitude, there is goodness to be experienced on both sides. And you never know, the extension of that compliment might be the opening of a door to something beautiful. #lovebythedrop

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