4 Words That Could Make Someone’s Day

4 words simple compliments

Have you been out and about and seen someone that looks great in a dress or they’re wearing fabulous shoes that you absolutely love? And then you find you’re actually complimenting them, but only in your thoughts?

I know how good it makes me feel when someone compliments me and so I’ve decided to transfer my internal thoughts into words and actually TELL people that they look great in ‘that dress’ or that ‘those shoes are so cool’. Complimenting others is good for the soul!

While in Melbourne I just loved people watching, I loved the fashions! I’m pretty sure there’s a completely different sense of style in Melbourne compared to Brisbane, I’d never seen people look so stylish and confident!

While having breakfast in our hotel and selecting which breakfast I was going to have out of a huge selection of pastries, fruit, cereals and hot food, a woman walked by in shoes similar to these ones below although with a brighter floral pattern.  She wore them so confidently, I loved how they looked, I could imagine myself wearing them.

wedge heel sneakers

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I just had to tell her how much I loved her shoes and after I did, her eyes lit up. Now, I don’t know what went through her head (otherwise that’d make me a mind reader) but who knows, it could have made her day.

So I challenge you to convert your internal thoughts and compliments into actual words, let someone know that they look great or that you like their clothing, even if you’re a little shy. It takes only 4 words to do it, “I love your {insert here}” but it’s those 4 words that could make someone’s day and make you feel good too.


simple compliments

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    January 26, 2015 / 7:35 am

    Yes this is so true!!! Complimenting someone really does give you a little buzz!

  2. January 26, 2015 / 8:11 am

    So true, a kind word or compliment really goes a long way. Puts a smile on their face and yours. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. January 26, 2015 / 8:50 am

    I love this idea, it can make such a difference to someone’s day, including your own.

  4. Carly
    January 26, 2015 / 9:36 am

    I tried this a couple of years ago. I complimented someone on their stunning tattoo. I loved the smile they got + it made me smile too. Thanks. I think I will try and do this for the rest of the week anytime that I am out + about xx


  5. Natalie Peck McNamara
    January 26, 2015 / 11:10 am

    I love this because with all the negative things we see and read about, just saying something nice can really make someones day.

  6. January 26, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    This is so true Eva. Amazing how something so simple can mean the world to another person. Oh, and those shoes are pretty great!

  7. January 26, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    I am one of those people who drop compliments everywhere. I think people think I am nuts but I can’t help myself! Love those boots too.

  8. January 26, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    I used to compliment people daily when I was at work. Its always been harder for me to accept compliments than to give them, but thats just my crappy self esteem!

  9. Cate Brickell
    January 26, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    they are pretty gorgeous shoes! compliments are like manners, always getting odd looks from people!

  10. January 26, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    I love those shoes too. Compliments are free and make people feel good, we should do more of it.

  11. January 26, 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Hi. I love this idea and am going to start doing it. Such a simple thing and makes such a difference.

  12. January 27, 2015 / 7:18 am

    That’s a great reminder that making someone else feel good makes us feel good too. Lovely to find your blog and link up today

  13. January 27, 2015 / 7:50 am

    Eva I completely agree with you and I think you’ve created a beautiful post here. It’s so nice when you do say those little words to see the receivers face light up. I try to do it, sometimes am a little shy but most of the time there’s that little voice in my head that says just do it (we’ve really got nothing to loose) and the potential of making that persons day a whole lot brighter.
    I’m off to the supermarket today so who knows what might happen!

  14. January 27, 2015 / 11:13 am

    This is so true and something I need to remember to do more. I told the lady who waxes my eyebrows the other day that I loved her top, it was so gorgeous, and she looked genuinely pleased to hear the compliment. Must remember this!!!

  15. Alicia-OneMotherHen
    January 30, 2015 / 10:12 am

    A fabulous idea Eva! I love the quote “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself”. It is so true.

  16. January 30, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    So true – it doesn’t take much to share a little happiness around. I’m going to try this out next week!

  17. January 30, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    I’m someone that always compliments others and their kids etc because I know how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end!