Our Lady of Weight Loss

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#OneWord Thursday: The Fat-Burning Power of the #Compliment

Compliments Produce Dopamine by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist

Compliments Produce Dopamine by Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Artist

Happy #OneWord Thursday Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and those who have mysteriously landed on this page (divine intervention for sure)!   Today’s word to meditate on, live by and utilize to the max is “compliment,” inspired by a compliment that I recently received, accepted and ingested!

My dear friend laid a very lofty compliment on my head.  I addition to saying “Thank you!” (rather than disputing the compliment:  oh no, I don’t look good today),  I continued, “I am going to save this compliment.  I’m gong to write it down, and then when I feel like crap, which I will at some point (can’t be a happy idiot all the time, can I?), I’m going to read it.  In fact, I think I’ll collect compliments that lighten.”

And so…yet another “Weight Loss Art” project was born!   When someone pays me a heartfelt compliment that truly makes me feel good, I am writing them down, binding them together in some manner (haven’t quite figured out how I want to do this, but I will), and again, when needed, I’ll read through and give myself a boost of positive energy.

AND…at the same time, it is my intention to sincerely sprinkle compliments to others throughout the day, and if the compliment is weighty enough, I may write it down and hand it to the receiver of the compliment and encourage them to hold on to it!!!

Care to join me and explore the power of the #Compliment?!?  Our Lady of All Things Light and Beautiful has provided 10 #Compliment Quotes to inspire!   Read on, ingest, compliment!

“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

“You’re beautiful. Yes you are, you’re very, very beautiful. Extremely beautiful.” ~ Orson Welles

“If you can’t say anything nice, at least have the decency to be vague.” ~ Susan Andersen

“I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel they have not said enough.” ~ Mark Twain

“Everybody likes a compliment.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.” ~ Steve Maraboli

“It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Sincere compliments cost nothing and can accomplish so much. In ANY relationship, they are the applause that refreshes.” ~ Steve Goodier

“Always take a compliment, Caroline. Always take it for the way it was intended. You girls are always so quick to twist what others say. Simply say thank you and move on.” ~ Alice Clayton

“When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce.” ~ Sun Tzu

Here’s a compliment for you.  “I totally appreciate your williness to play, to have fun and to compliment.  You are fabulous!”  (Write that one down and save it for a play-less, lackluster day.)

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Spread the word–NOT the icing!

Janice Taylor
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