Everyone loves a good compliment; but make it sincere and specific: you never want to fake admiration. Be in the moment, look them in the eye and smile too! It is amazing how you could be the one to change someone’s day by telling them their shirt is nice, or that you love their shoes, you thought they gave a great speech at school, or how much you enjoyed a specific part of a meal to the cook. Don’t always compliment someone on their appearance; while it is nice to have someone point out these things, people don’t only want to be judged for the way they look. People love to be complimented on their passions! Try and find something you like about a person, and let them know.
We all have bad days, and we never know what people we may see at school, our family members or strangers are going through. The good nature of a compliment makes people feel seen and heard and it’s encouraging to someone to pay a compliment forward as well. It will also uplift your self-esteem to see someone smile- and sometimes they will express their gratitude in the kudos you kindly gave them.