National Compliment Day falls on Jan. 24 every year to remind us of the importance of appreciating and praising someone.  

Kathy Chamberlin and Debby Hoffyman of New Hampshire established  National Compliment Day in 1998 with the strong belief that giving compliments is the easiest and the most positive way to connect with another human being.

Giving a positive word of appreciation is believed to be the most powerful tool that can help transform human relationships. According to psychologists, when a person makes a compliment, both the receiver and the person giving the compliment become happier, in turn creating a positive environment around them.

Complimenting is the best way to motivate people to work harder and studies have shown that less motivated people end up performing poorly at work. 

National Compliment Day can be best celebrated by making a sincere word of appreciation to people around you, be it your family members you love or colleagues at work.

On this National Compliment Day, here are some quotes for you to understand the importance of appreciating a person:

 courtesy: Brainy Quotes Wise Sayings

  1. "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
  2. "To pay compliments to the one we love is the first method of caressing, a demi-audacity venturing. A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil."-Victor Hugo
  3. "The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment."-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4. "Compliment three people every day." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  5. "I am suggesting that as we go through life, we 'accentuate the positive.' I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort." Gordon B. Hinckley
  6. "Everybody likes a compliment."- Abraham Lincoln
  7. "The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it's the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most."-Barry Sternlicht
  8. "Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them."-Thomas Fuller
  9. "An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect."-Mark Twain
  10. A simple compliment goes a really long way - for a guy to just come over and say, 'You have great hair' or 'I really like your dress,' and then just smile and walk away. That's a great move because he's sort of putting himself out there by doing that, but it won't lead to any embarrassment if the girl isn't interested."- Stacy Keibler beautiful-gaad3c79e1_640 representational image Photo: pixabay