Paying Compliments Pays
"I can live for two months on one good compliment." Mark Twain (1835-1910) Famous Writer, author of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
I was brought up in an Asian culture where family members do not usually compliment one another openly - for fear of puffing up one's pride and inducing complacency. No doubt this fear is rightly justified to a certain extent but it somehow caused us to move to the other end of the spectrum: minimal praise and maximal criticism.
We all yearned to be recognised and praised - so let's always seek to find something good about our family members to compliment on.
Remember, the benefits of giving compliments far outweigh the risks of giving too many compliments; your compliment might be the key factor in motivating someone when the going gets tough!