5 Unique Ways to Share a Compliment

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Friday Five Compliment

Hopefully The Power of a Compliment was a helpful reminder to celebrate your spouse with words of praise. Telling them directly is one great way to do it. But it’s not the only way. Want something a little more creative? Try one (or more!) of the five options below!

1. Answer the question. When Facebook asks you “What’s on your mind?”  today, go ahead and tell it all about the compliment you would like to pay your spouse. You might want to include a selfie of you with a big smile. Then hit “post”!

Facebook what's on your mind?

2. Buy something for you. Like a t-shirt, sweatshirt or hat that celebrates your mate. Remember these?

Awesome husband shirtAwesome wife t-shirt






3. Put it in the note. The flowers are nice, but they’re not the compliment – that you’ll find in the note!

Flowers for your spouseCompliment your spouse









4. Let the art do the talking. Whether store bought or printed at home and framed, sign it with love and hang it in a space where your spouse will see it often.

You are amazing compliment2

5. Award them a trophy. Trophies are available in as many sizes, shapes, and price ranges as you can imagine. And they’re all out there waiting for you to personalize one just for your spouse. “World’s Best Knitter” or “First Place for Lighting up the Room with your Awesome Smile!” or “You win the gold for making me laugh!” I bet you can come up with something even better than that! If you can’t find a trophy shop locally, you’ll find plenty of reputable companies online. Here are a few selections from  mightypromos.com.Pewter trophyGlass trophyGold trophyStar trophyClock trophy






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  • […] to know how to compliment a loved one or even a complete stranger, read Shel Harrington’s five ways to share a compliment. Because you like to receive them, but others do too. Start handing them out to […]

  • Wow, a trophy, I wouldn’t have thought of that. Great ideas, Shel!

    • Shel Harrington

      And there’s so many trophy options one can pick one based on the recipient’s taste and/or to match decor – such fun! I’m actually planning to get one soon for somebody who does a lot of good, doesn’t get a lot of recognition, and is going through some major life challenges in hopes of putting a smile on her face.

      • That’s very nice of you, Shel, to make someone happy with a trophy!
        A digital version of a trophy is of course the award. Maybe I can do something with that at a certain point.

  • A trophy is pretty unique Shel!

    • Shel Harrington

      That’s a fun one – it would work for a lot of different occasions and different relationships. It’s good to hear from you Juliet! I hope you have a great weekend!

  • good thoughts for today….

  • Because this article is some kind of follow-up on your earlier article I tweeted this one as well.
    And I think I go for point 4. I like to digitally design anyway. 😉

    • Shel Harrington

      Thanks, Mirjam – I sure appreciate it! Have a nice weekend!

      • Hopefully you had a very good weekend as well. Saturday was King’s Day here. Our first. Before, it was called Queen’s Day and the dates differ a bit. I had a fun time downtown. 🙂

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