10 Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day Using Only Words

When you are having a bad day, it seems like nothing will make it better. You get to the point that you want to go home and hide your head under the covers until the day is over.

But then, something great happens… someone comes by and says one encouraging thing, and suddenly your day is looking brighter. They probably had no idea how that one positive comment changed your entire outlook.

The way to really lift someone’s spirits is through a simple, truthful compliment. We are sure you are imagining someone right now who you love or appreciate- so you should let them know.

Below are 10 ways that you can bring joy to someone’s day with honest and loving words.

I appreciate you for _____. Everyone wants to know that they are appreciated for the work they do, the person they are, or the things they say.

I love the music you play in the morning, you have great taste! We all want to think that others “get” our taste, and music is so individualistic that to love our music, you must love us as well.

Where did you get that lipstick? I Love It! It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. So flatter with an amazing compliment.

I am so proud of you for____. Be specific. Let them know what it is about them that you are proud of. We are all seeking validation for the things we do.

Your smile makes my day! Knowing that a simple smile can impact someone will encourage that person to smile even more, especially when around you. This compliment also makes a person feel beautiful on the inside and out.

I have to get your ____ recipe. It was incredible! A compliment on something that has nothing to do with work gets extra kudos! Imagine the pride when someone wants to bring the experience of your cooking home to their family.

I wish I had your creativity! That person that always has the cutest projects, the best ideas, and the most ingenious ideas is secretly insecure about their work. Just because they seem to have it all together, knowing someone else sees the amazing things they are doing will allow them to go the extra mile instead of pulling back on the reins.

What perfume are you wearing? It smells so good! What a confidence booster!

I can’t wait to introduce you to my family. They are going to LOVE you! That you think someone is incredible enough to bring into your personal world is the ultimate statement of acceptance. This tells them you value them enough to make them a part of your world.

Thank You! Gratitude is sometimes more meaningful than adoration. If someone takes the extra step to do something for you, whether it be as simple as holding the door for you when your hands are full, or surprising you with lunch when you are feeling down, expressing thanks makes it all worthwhile!