Art elevates. It finds the beautiful in the ordinary.
Good art takes what could be common and makes it uncommon.
The art of the compliment is about saying something nice about someone in a special way. Most of us appreciate any compliment, no matter how poorly or well it is given, but we are powerfully impacted by a compliment well given.
The artist gives a compliment that truly touches the receiver. Words are the colors painted on the canvas of the heart.
I admire those people who make time to notice the positive in me and those I love and then shape how they communicate what they see. The best compliments are thought out and carefully constructed.
I hope you’ve experienced the art of the compliment, but more so I hope you become an artist at giving compliments. In doing so you’ll elevate the spirit of those around you.
You hit the nail on the head! You couldn’t have said this better “Words are the colours painted on the canvas of the heart”
I think that applies to the heart of the giver and the receiver – it takes a big heart to give a compliment – humility to see what is better or good, warmth to appreciate, and generosity of mind to share. But the receiver ‘s “canvas” is “painted” for the rest of the day or days even.
Have a great day!
Thank you for this beautiful piece! I love this:
“Words are the colors painted on the canvas of the heart.”
The generosity that is exhibited while paying a sincere compliment definitely does not stem from the giver’s vanity. And a compliment finds the beautiful in the ordinary and also adds that litte ‘extra’ to elevate it to the extraordinary.
And sometimes the best compliments are also communicated very spontaneously and straight from the heart without being well thought out and well constructed?
And it is definitely a Win-Win situation for both the giver and the receiver because it helps to forge, nurture and cement a beautiful and lasting relationship.
Thanks and regards,
Wow! This blogpost is so powerful. I have returned to it over and over the past week to read and reread.
How true: “The artist gives a compliment that truly touches the receiver.” And, may I add, it is never forgotten.
One moment in particular comes to my mind when a dear person to me complimented me. It was verbal but so heartfelt and so thoughtful that I have never forgotten it. In fact, I still think of it often and find encouragement from that moment.
We really never know how our words continue to live on with others as Longfellow so aptly reminds us in “The Arrow and the Song.”
Thank you for such a resonating post!