You can find serenity in having compliment day with your family.
- Sunday – Dad’s day
- Monday – Little Twin’s day
- Tuesday – day off used for emergencies or if someone needs extra
- Wednesday -Twin Z ‘s day
- Thursday – My Son, my son my golden one’s day
- Friday – The Spelie’s day
- Saturday – Mom’s day
This system has been working out remarkably well for our family. It is easy to apply and can be followed by any family. Human beings are social creatures who need to be loved, cared for and appreciated for who they are. When a person is the recipient of kind words, true words, genuine compliments, that person cannot help but feel good. I know many people who go days, weeks, months and in some cases years without ever receiving a true and kind compliment from another person. My children are blessed and fortunate because they will grow up knowing that they are loved and worthy of good and kind words.
Think about it for a moment. How would you feel if you knew that one day per week you were guaranteed to receive kindness and praise from those around you? Would this make you feel better? While sitting and receiving the compliments, would you chest rise, your shoulders pull back and your head raise a little? It is a good application of the Golden Rule. The children learned that if they give good compliments, the others will give them good compliments. At the same time, if they give out stinky compliments, they get some pretty stinky compliments in return.
The following are a few of the stinky compliments:
- you eat your dinner every day
- you are smart for a boy
- you have three pretty shirts
- you are the rainbow
- you are the best sister
- you are my big brother hero
- you always make me smile
- I knew when I was born and I first met you that you would love me forever
I have come to enjoy my compliment day. As a mom, there are many times when my children take me for granted and think my contributions to the family are small and not worthy of note. However, on Saturday when it is my compliment day, I feel really good. I am often amazed at the quality of compliments I receive. The last one in the good list above came from my Little Twin. I must admit, my little one has GAME, big time.