Hello everyone! Today I started something that I thought would be pretty interesting. It is called Fun Holidays. This is just something that will tell you some basic information about some unofficial holidays. I think is will be fun and I hope you enjoy.

Today is March 1st, 2018. The “holiday” is World Compliment Day. I understand that it is actually not March yet. But I want you to know in advance so the you can celebrate it too! Sorry if you miss it, but it’s not to late to do it next year!

World Compliment Day

March 1 is celebrated as World Compliment Day, a day that aims to address the “basic human need for recognition and appreciation.”

When was the last time someone gave you a compliment? Do you recall the way it made your day and made you feel appreciated? World Compliment Day is a time to share that feeling of wellbeing with those around you. There is nothing better than knowing how you make a difference in other people’s lives and that what you do matters.

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This “Holiday” started in the Netherlands by Hans Poortvliet in 2001, the day is now celebrated in many European countries including Norway and Belgium.

Spread Joy and Positivity

Poortvliet created the day as a way to spread happiness and increase productivity. I encourage you to use words instead of gifts as a way to praise and appreciate people. The idea is to create the “most positive day in the world.”

How to Celebrate?

  • The best way to give a compliment is to be sure that what you are saying is sincere and heartfelt. It doesn’t need to earth shattering, you can just let someone know that they have done a good job at work, or you like their outfit. But if you can offer a deeper compliment and tell them what an impact they have made in your life.
  • Another thing that you can do on World Compliment Day is to try and remember to smile and say thank you when you encounter people who do a daily service for you. Bus drivers, cashiers at the coffee shop or market, taxi drivers or even those you run into in the store. Service can sometimes be a rather thankless job and your smile and sincere thanks could mean the world to them!
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Even a smile could make someone’s day better.
  • What are other areas of life where a compliment could go a long way? Those in education, medical professionals are just a couple of other areas. With a little thought, it is sure to come to you who in your life could use a boost.
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Think some of the people you could say this to!

In today’s fast paced world, taking the time to compliment those around us is an art that should be passed down to our children so that is isn’t lost in time. Use World Compliment Day to teach your children the way to be sincere in their thanks. It is also a good time to teach them to appreciate those around them and to not take the people in their lives for granted.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed. I really hope you took this in and will use this chance to make someone’s day, just like how someone made your day when you were in a bad mood. Tomorrow is March 1st, and I’m looking for some compliments. Make sure you tell others about it and have this be a day where everyone spreads joy and positivity!

If you haven’t yet, fix it😋

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