Today is National Compliment Day. The objective is to compliment at least five people and be sincere.

I’ll never forget one particular compliment I received. The woman looked at me and with suspicion in her voice said, “I’ve never seen your hair look so good. It looks fake.  Are you wearing a wig?” What does one say to such a backhanded compliment that has you rubbing your cheek to ease the sting? I’ll tell you what I said, “No, Mother it’s not a wig. It’s my real hair.” It cut deep coming from my own mother.

When someone compliments your weight loss with, “You should be proud you lost so much weight, now you don’t look so bad in that dress,” it leaves you with whiplash from the verbal slap in the face.

When a friend shows off their newborn daughter you feel pressured to offer a compliment. I’ve found one line works and keeps everyone happy. “What a baby, it looks just like your husband.” They don’t gotta know you think their husband’s a dog.

And so now, all my readers, I say to you, “You’re the smartest people I have never met; you chose to read my blog, didn’t you? I mean that, sincerely.”

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    H. G. Mendelson: “Silence will not betray your thoughts but the expression on your face will. Humor has a hundred faces tragedy only a few.”

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