Idealist logoidealist
Land Your Dream Job
Careers that help you move from intention to action
Subscribe to Career Advice

Happy National Compliment Day!

Two people holding hands under the words, "Compliment people."

Did you know that such a holiday even exists? This year, National Compliment Day falls on Sunday, January 24th, and here at Idealist Careers, we encourage you to celebrate!

Giving a compliment is a no-cost gesture and a great opportunity to make a quick connection with someone. It shows that person that you noticed them and appreciate something about them, perhaps an attribute they had long-forgotten they even had. When you give someone a genuine compliment, it can you can contribute to that person's morale and outlook, and spur them on to remember their other strengths.

Looking for more reasons to bestow a compliment? Check out these quotes for inspiration!

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. -Robert Brault

What flatterers say, try to make true. ~German Proverb

good compliment squirrel
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge
pay with compliments
Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk. -Peggy Noonan

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -Leo Buscaglia

While you're out complimenting others, be sure not to forget to include yourself in the mix! Take some time during the day to be kind to yourself, reflect on your own achievements and strengths, and give a boost to your own self-confidence!

By Victoria Crispo

Explore Jobs on Idealist