“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!

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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