Hello Everyone! For those who don't know I live with family, just like the Ewings from Dallas the 80s television show. However, there are no evil machinations going on in this house. Nothing but love. Now don't get me wrong we do get on each other's reserve nerve sometimes but the underlying emotion is L-O-V-E!
Tonight my mother, Barbara aka Babs made some chicken soup for my younger sister, Daryl, to help her get over a cold. Now my mother can burn some pots and she LOVES getting compliments about her cooking. She always asks if we had some of whatever she has cooked and then she waits for your reply. In those moments between her asking the question and the reply, it is so obvious that she needs to hear how good the meal was.
Tonight I realized how brave it is of her to show her need for a compliment. Most of the time we try to act as if we don't need anything from anyone. When in fact the truth is plain as the nose on our face: we all need a positive word, compliment and sometimes, pure adoration from those we love.
When presented with the opportunity to bestow a compliment, kind word, or plain old adulation on someone you LOVE, go on and just do it. Tell them what they mean to you and how much you love what they did for you! Why not? You will both feel blessed and loved. So go on and reward your loved one with the truth. Reward their courage and bravery.
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