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Who Doesn't Love A Compliment? It's National Compliment Day!

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It's National Compliment Day Today, January 24th!

Do You Love A Compliment? I Do!

Really, Who Doesn't Love A Compliment? 


You Are Awesome


I'm back with my annual reminder of National Compliment Day. I remind everyone of this day each year because I believe that every day should be a compliment day. After all, who doesn't love a compliment? I know I always appreciate receiving a compliment or two or three! So why not take time today to pay a compliment to anyone and everyone you meet? You'll not only make them feel good, you'll end up feeling good yourself! Be sure to be genuine when paying those compliments, otherwise it's pointless as people can tell if/when you're not being sincere and genuine!


"Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Scientific studies have long shown that compliments are  great motivators and help to build self-esteem. One study  showed that people's performance improves when they are complimented. And according to Psychology Today, there is an art to both giving and receiving compliments. They define compliments as "little gifts of love!" It's also been said that "compliments are like verbal sunshine!"  Don't know about you, but I just love those definitions of compliments.


"Never underestimate the power of a random compliment."

... Unknown


You Rock!


100 compliments you can use today (and every day, for that matter) from the Happier.com below:


  1. Your smile is contagious.
  2. You look great today.
  3. You're a smart cookie.
  4. I bet you make babies smile.
  5. You have impeccable manners.
  6. I like your style.
  7. You have the best laugh.
  8. I appreciate you.
  9. You are the most perfect you there is.
  10. You are enough.
  11. You're strong.
  12. Your perspective is refreshing.
  13. You're an awesome friend.
  14. You light up the room.
  15. You deserve a hug right now.
  16. You should be proud of yourself.
  17. You're more helpful than you realize.
  18. You have a great sense of humor.
  19. You've got all the right moves!
  20. Is that your picture next to "charming" in the dictionary?
  21. Your kindness is a balm to all who encounter it.
  22. You're all that and a super-size bag of chips.
  23. On a scale from 1 to 10, you're an 11.
  24. You are brave.
  25. You're even more beautiful on the inside than you are on the outside.
  26. You have the courage of your convictions.
  27. Your eyes are breathtaking.
  28. If cartoon bluebirds were real, a bunch of them would be sitting on your shoulders singing right now.
  29. You are making a difference.
  30. You're like sunshine on a rainy day.
  31. You bring out the best in other people.
  32. Your ability to recall random factoids at just the right time is impressive.
  33. You're a great listener.
  34. How is it that you always look great, even in sweatpants?
  35. Everything would be better if more people were like you!
  36. I bet you sweat glitter.
  37. You were cool way before hipsters were cool.
  38. That color is perfect on you.
  39. Hanging out with you is always a blast.
  40. You always know -- and say -- exactly what I need to hear when I need to hear it.
  41. You smell really good.
  42. You may dance like no one's watching, but everyone's watching because you're an amazing dancer!
  43. Being around you makes everything better!
  44. When you say, "I meant to do that," I totally believe you.
  45. When you're not afraid to be yourself is when you're most incredible.
  46. Colors seem brighter when you're around.
  47. You're more fun than a ball pit filled with candy. (And seriously, what could be more fun than that?)
  48. That thing you don't like about yourself is what makes you so interesting.
  49. You're wonderful.
  50. You have cute elbows. For real!
  51. Jokes are funnier when you tell them.
  52. You're better than a triple-scoop ice cream cone. With sprinkles.
  53. Your bellybutton is kind of adorable.
  54. Your hair looks stunning.
  55. You're one of a kind!
  56. You're inspiring.
  57. If you were a box of crayons, you'd be the giant name-brand one with the built-in sharpener.
  58. You should be thanked more often. So thank you!!
  59. Our community is better because you're in it.
  60. Someone is getting through something hard right now because you've got their back. 
  61. You have the best ideas.
  62. You always know how to find that silver lining.
  63. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes, but you always get back up and keep going.
  64. You're a candle in the darkness.
  65. You're a great example to others.
  66. Being around you is like being on a happy little vacation.
  67. You always know just what to say.
  68. You're always learning new things and trying to better yourself, which is awesome.
  69. If someone based an Internet meme on you, it would have impeccable grammar.
  70. You could survive a Zombie apocalypse.
  71. You're more fun than bubble wrap.
  72. When you make a mistake, you fix it.
  73. Who raised you? They deserve a medal for a job well done.
  74. You're great at figuring stuff out.
  75. Your voice is magnificent.
  76. The people you love are lucky to have you in their lives.
  77. You're like a breath of fresh air.
  78. You're gorgeous -- and that's the least interesting thing about you, too.
  79. You're so thoughtful.
  80. Your creative potential seems limitless.
  81. Your name suits you to a T.
  82. You're irresistible when you blush.
  83. Actions speak louder than words, and yours tell an incredible story.
  84. Somehow you make time stop and fly at the same time.
  85. When you make up your mind about something, nothing stands in your way.
  86. You seem to really know who you are.
  87. Any team would be lucky to have you on it.
  88. In high school I bet you were voted "most likely to keep being awesome."
  89. I bet you do the crossword puzzle in ink.
  90. Babies and small animals probably love you.
  91. If you were a scented candle they'd call it Perfectly Imperfect (and it would smell like summer).
  92. There's ordinary, and then there's you.
  93. You're someone's reason to smile.
  94. You're even better than a unicorn, because you're real.
  95. How do you keep being so funny and making everyone laugh?
  96. You have a good head on your shoulders.
  97. Has anyone ever told you that you have great posture?
  98. The way you treasure your loved ones is incredible.
  99. You're really something special.
  100. You're a gift to those around you.


Impossible not to find a compliment on this list that you can pay to someone today or any day. And don't forget that paying a compliment is free!


Joel Osteen said it well when he said one compliment can affect a whole lifetime:


National Compliment Day



Check out the 7 reasons you should be complimenting someone each and every day and not just on National Compliment Day. After you read this, you'll want nothing more than to make every day National Compliment Day! And you'll get a second chance to perfect your complimenting skills very soon... March 1st is World Compliment Day!


So many ways to pay someone a compliment -- call them, text them, post something nice on their Facebook page, email them, write a personal note. Face-to-face compliments really work well, too!


“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

  -Mark Twain



"Everybody likes a compliment."

                                                                 -Abraham Lincoln


This information about National Compliment Day and is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker Realty in Charlotte, North CarolinaI'd like to pay a compliment to my own clients -- you are all awesome and it's been my pleasure to help you with your real estate needs and questions throughout the years!


If you're considering purchasing or selling a home in the Greater Charlotte area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you how:

"The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the day Nina Hollander, Broker .  Anyone who did not know it is National Compliment Day, me me me, need but browse the AR posts.  My goodness.  I know now.  Enjoy the day and the many compliments I am sure you will receive.  Mark

Jan 24, 2023 11:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho hi Mark... I do a post on this day each year... some years back I think I was about the only one talking about compliments. I'm happy to see others are taking note of the value of compliments.

Jan 24, 2023 11:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Gosh, I wish I would have known this yesterday Nina Hollander, Broker . If there were anyone in the world I'd like to compliment all day long it would be you my Love.

Jan 24, 2023 12:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- it looks like great minds do think alike! LOL We are both on top of compliment day!!!   Receiving one is like being given a nice warm blanket that you can hold close to you when you need it. And giving one is a gift you give to others and to yourself. 

Jan 24, 2023 01:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I am getting to this late, but there is still sometime left in the day for me to participate.  ☺️

Jan 24, 2023 02:35 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob "RealMan" Timm aren't you just too sweet, Bob! I seem to get compliments from you most days... so no worries!

Jan 25, 2023 04:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

You now I am madly in love with you Nina Hollander, Broker so I am putting January 24th on my Google calendar so I don't miss it next year my Love. 😏

Jan 25, 2023 07:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... that's why I like that expression that a compliment is like verbal sunshine.

Jan 25, 2023 04:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George... never too late to pay someone a compliment. And so easy to do every day!

Jan 25, 2023 04:20 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina, 

One of the most critical processes in complimenting is that it needs to be sincere.  As you have pointed out with 100 examples, nothing stops us from being sincere with all the choices.  I read your comment about "verbal sunshine," a vivid description of the process.  My day is brighter after reading your post.  Thank you!

Jan 25, 2023 08:21 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Oh my gracious I love it and wish more people would think this way.  So often we hear the negatives from everyone instead of the positives!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Jan 25, 2023 08:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... so glad I brightened your day with my post. Don't you just love thinking of compliments as verbal sunshine? That really caught my eye.

Jan 25, 2023 08:41 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Norma J. Elkins hi Norma... I was just talking about that with someone this morning... about how quick people are to criticize and how slow they might be to compliment. We need to reverse that.

Jan 25, 2023 08:42 AM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage Dynamic RE / Pro Ledger Bookkeeping Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR® / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

Maybe it should be "Compliment REMINDER Day"!... make it a daily habit.  Good question by the way.. :)


Jan 25, 2023 02:00 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Steve Penner hi Steve... I might just need to remember that for next year's post reminding people it's National Compliment Day! :)

Jan 25, 2023 02:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nina:

This is a wonderful post with some really special compliments. They made me smile while reading through them all...even though I missed National Compliment Day! But of course EVERY day can be a compliment day, right?

Thank you.


Jan 26, 2023 01:51 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS hi Jeff... my point exactly! We can and should remember to pay compliments every day... it's not that hard and it's free!

Jan 27, 2023 04:19 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

THANK YOU for the FUN post, Nina. It's true, compliments cost nothing and can be the best thing to happen to someone in a day's time!

Jan 27, 2023 09:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! hi Wanda... compliments certainly can make someone's day. But I've also found that when giving a compliment it can make my day, as well.

Jan 27, 2023 09:06 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!


Jan 27, 2023 09:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This post is a very good reminder for all of us.

Have a great day!

Jul 13, 2023 07:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... and yes, your are so right... this is something to keep in mind every day! I know I try to.

Jul 13, 2023 07:54 AM