When was the last time you set out to make someone’s day? I don’t mean by buying them a gift but just by saying something nice or showing kindness. Looking for an opportunity to give a compliment or kind word is a quick and easy way to make someone’s day.

Studies show that in some instances people that receive compliments will actually experience the same positive effect as if they had received cash. When you say a kind word or give a compliment you can sometimes see a person’s eyes light up or even stand a little straighter.

Giving compliments or showing kindness doesn’t have to be a manufactured experience but it does have to a conscious one. It doesn’t take long to do but it does take a moment to really engage with the person in front of you. To borrow loosely from the Homeland Security phrase “If you see something nice, say something nice.”

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal