“A compliment is verbal sunshine”- Robert Orben
I cannot help mention that the poem was inspired by my four-year old son who complimented me on my jewelry today!
The compliment that made my day
How encouraging it was, words cannot say
To the grey clouds populating my sky
It brought a silver lining, I won’t lie
Brought back in my step that spring
My confidence soared up like a swing
Beauty within me I could visualize
Fortunate was I, I did realize
Brought forth my generosity
Made me forget all animosity
Transformed me, albeit for a short while
Into a better person with a warm smile.
As I twirled around and did a dance
In blissful oblivion, purely by chance,
In a secluded corner of my brain
It dawned on me, evident and plain
While I basked in the compliment’s glow
My ability to compliment was quite low
My self-absorbed mind then realized
Complimenting genuinely was well-advised
And I resolved from that moment
I wouldn’t miss opportunities to compliment.
When I showered a lavish compliment
I saw, to my utter amazement
A brilliant smile of contentment
And that was a reciprocal compliment!