Words of Affirmation

Mark Twain once said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” If we take Twain literally, he only needed six compliments a year. Believe me, your spouse, your child, your friend will need more than that. Verbal compliments, or words of affirmationare powerful communicators of love. Imagine hearing these words, “You look sharp in that suit;” “Wow, you look very nice tonight;” “I appreciate your washing of the dishes;” “Thanks for getting the baby sitter lined up.” What would happen to the emotional climate in your relationship if you heard such words of affirmation regularly? Then why not develop the habit of speaking such words to others? Compliments stimulate compliments.