Sunday, March 28, 2010

Compliments and Kochos

I think everyone needs to be told on a daily basis how special they are. Perhaps each person should have their own cheering squad celebrating their individual talents and strengths.

Every person has kochos that they can use to accomplish incredible things, and every once in a while, or maybe more often, they should be complimented and celebrated for them.

Have you been told today that you are a good person? Cuz I bet you are.

Have you been told this past week that you can accomplish great things? Cuz I bet you can.

Have you been told this past month that you will do amazing things if you set your mind to it? Cuz I bet you are able to.

I worry... for those who aren't told. Some may considering it compliment-hunting or ego inflation, but I think it's necessary for everyone, in order to have a healthy self esteem, to be recognized for their strengths and what they are good at.

I don't need constant recognition for anything I do. That would inflate my already huge ego (kidding), but a smile, or a thank you for a job well done is always appreciated.

And what about yourself? Do you compliment yourself when you get things right? Can you look yourself in the mirror and say I have talents, I have traits, I have kochos and I can use them for good? Of course, most importantly, you must recognize they are from Hashem but He wants you to use and appreciate your talents and strengths-- not belittle them and smush them under a hurting esteem. Bring them into the light. Let them shine a bit brighter. Don't berate yourself that you aren't good enough/talented enough/bright enough/special enough. Because you are!

So, do me a favor, compliment someone--or even yourself!- today...

2 comments:

  1. So true! I think so many people need to remember this...

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  2. You can be your own cheerleader, Rachelli. Sometimes there won't be anyone to pat you on the back and say good job and it's at those times that you give yourself a pat on the back and say, "Girl, great job! Keep it up"

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