Jack’s Winning Words 1/24/17
“Compliments are the helium that fills everybody’s balloon.” (Bernie Siegel) Most people like to be complimented. I saw a list of nice things you can say to people. You really have a nice smile…I appreciate you…You’re a great listener…You inspire me…You’re the gravy on my mashed potatoes. I don’t know about that last one, but we all like to feel appreciated. Look around you today. Maybe it’s a fellow worker or a family member. Fill their balloon! ;-) Jack
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Great idea! Will do! Thanks for the Winning Words!
FROM BLAZING OAKS: So true, and a nice visual to picture that. I enjoyed Dr. Bernie Siegel's books; I often remark on a nice smile from a server at Drive Through Food places, etc. They're almost always surprised, and of course, pleased!====JACK: The usual comments I hear at the checkout are more general (Have a nice day!) than personal (You're doing a great job!). I'm going to have to remember to be more personal.
FROM CS IN RO: Good advice in these divided times!====JACK: If you were to meet the President, what compliment would you give?
FROM TARMART REV: You are definitely "the gravy on my mashed potatoes" this morning!! ====JACK: That should read..."You're the extra sugar on my Frosted Flakes!"
FROM RJP IN NAPLES: I had a friend who is gone now who used to say " Who's better than you, nobody." My Mother had a phrase," he/she is like bread, so good."====JACK: Did your mom ever bake bread? Mmmmm. How good was that? What a compliment!
FROM EDUCATOR PAUL: Your the Schmaltz on my rye bread!====JACK: Schmaltz! The rendered chicken fat? I've heard that word before, but in a different context. Thanks====PAUL: It's a delicacy that no Dr. Wants you to have! But those of us who have been raised on it...love! ====JACK: I grew up thinking that it meant something "corny" or "syrupy." I wonder where that idea came from?
FROM LBP IN PLYMOUTH: Looking for compliments to give, i.e. something nice to say, is kind of mood boosting for me as a giver too. I find it's hard to compliment someone when I'm in a bad mood.====JACK: My sister-in-law once said to a "moody" bank teller..."Are you having abad day, or are you always this way?" ====LBP: Ouch. Not sure that it helped the teller or your sister-in-law. I know sometimes I sound grumpy or stern when I'm trying to be focused. I rely on my family to call me on it when I don't catch it myself.====JACK: It probably got the teller's attention. I wonder what was her response. I never heard.