The first time I made someone’s #FF list I was really excited. I thought, “Wow, what a compliment, this person who I respect and follow is suggesting that other people should follow me.” If I told the truth, last week when I made someone’s #FF list I was really excited. I was honored, I was excited, I jumped up and down like it was the first time. It was a compliment. I am not saying I was all Sally Field at the Oscars with “You like me, you really like me,” but truth be told, I really was. I get that way each time I make someone’s #FF list. It is a compliment to be named in a #FF, it makes me feel fantastic and I love to return the favor.
I like to give that feeling to other people. I try to spread compliments heavily. You know how at a restaurant a typical tip is 15%, well I like to compliment in the 25% to 35 % range. I really want people to know that I like them, I appreciate them, and think they are wonderful in some way. So today, I want to find the fantastic in my friends. They are some amazing women. So in case I don’t get to you in person, if you are my friend, I think you are fantastic and I celebrate the fact that I know you.
Take a moment to look at your life and your group of friends. When was the last time you gave a friend a compliment for no reason? When was the last time you made someone’s day by telling her that she was terrific and that she had what it took to make all her dreams come true? If your answer is not “one day this week” start giving out the compliments. Call, text, or email a few friends and start spreading the compliments.
So the question for you this fantastic day is which friend are you going to celebrate as fantastic?