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Compliments, Peanut butter and Laughter

Compliment Someone Today. Vidya Sury

If that’s not a good combo, I don’t know what is!

Today, January 24 is such a special day. It is earmarked for National Compliment Day, National Peanut Butter Day and Belly Laugh Day. Perhaps there’s more, but let’s get started with celebrating these!

National Compliment Day

Whether we graciously receive them or give them, compliments are always welcome. Easy to give and costs nothing. What a wonderful way to forge a connection or break the ice with someone! It shows you care. And you could possibly make the person’s day, boost their morale and make them feel great about themselves. Good enough reasons to give one!

Compliment someone. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses – Mark Twain

And while you’re at it, do remember to compliment yourself, because you’re awesome and deserve it!

Compliment Someone Today. Vidya Sury

Some inspiring quotes about compliments:

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment – Robert Brault

What flatterers say, try to make true. – German Proverb

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

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. –Peggy Noonan

Compliment Someone Today. Vidya Sury

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

How are you celebrating National Compliment Day?

Why not make it a point to compliment at least three people in your life right now?

Wondering what to say?

Here are 99 compliments for kids, because children need the encouragement: http://www.imom.com/99-compliments-kids/

Of course adults love compliments too – here are 100 compliments: https://www.happier.com/blog/nice-things-to-say-100-compliments

I have a guest post up at the PTPA blog on “The Power of Kindness Through Compliments” (click image below to read).

http://ptpa.com/kindness-through-compliments/

Do read and let me know what you think.

In the meanwhile, let’s celebrate January 24 with some more events, besides National Compliment Day!

National Peanut Butter Day

Really! Don’t ya love it? I do!

Peanut butter is healthy. Here’s why!

National Peanut Butter Day Vidya Sury

Here are some fun facts about peanut butter

  • You need 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. Who knew?
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Delta Airlines purchased 69.6 million packs of peanuts for its passengers in 2013
  • The world’s largest peanut butter factory churns out 250,000 jars of the tasty treat every day.
  • The averagepeanut farm is 100 acres
  • Peanut butter today is almost identical to that produced a century ago.
  • Peanut butter contains more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients.
  • Peanuts are not actually nuts at all! They are legumes – in the same plant family as beans, peas and lentils.
  • Peanut butter plays a vital role in overcoming malnutrition and global hunger.

For more fun facts about peanut butter, visit http://nationalpeanutboard.org/the-facts/fun-facts/

Peanut butter is used to combat global hunger.

Sixty million children under the age of five worldwide suffer from severe malnutrition and 142 million from chronic malnutrition. One million of these children die every year as a consequence. Even the ones who survive are faced with severe long-term side effects. These children typically lag behind their peers in their development and suffer the physical and psychological effects of malnutrition throughout their lives.

One of the simple yet powerful solutions to address this challenge is peanut butter. One serving of peanut butter offers eight grams of plant-based protein and over 30 essential nutrients and phyto-nutrients. Peanut butter is an economical source of protein and is shelf-stable, which makes it an ideal food product to counter the problem of malnutrition across the world. (Source)

I love peanuts, of course. Making peanut butter is easy and it is fantastic in lots of recipes.

Here’s a healthy, low-calorie, diabetes friendly snack recipe I enjoy!

National Peanut Butter Day Vidya Sury Recipe

It is also…

Belly Laugh Day

So yes, go on, laugh and make it a habit!

Phew! Parties are fun, and pleasantly tiring. Remember…

National Peanut Butter Day

Have a fantastic week ahead! ♥

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Shailaja
    January 25, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I do love peanut butter. Inordinately so! Must learn how to make it fresh. The store-bought ones are rather expensive to cater to my regular needs 😉
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    Beloo Mehra
    January 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I am kind of okay with peanut butter, no strong feeling either way 🙂 But I always wonder how do you find out about these ‘national days’! And what intrigues me even more is that you can find a way to write something fun about each of those days. You really are fabulous that way! There are so many of these days around, I always wonder which ‘nation’ makes such days!
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    Obsessivemom
    January 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Lord! I didn’t even know there was a Peanut Butter Day. I wonder if there’s a Nutella Day or closer home a Dosa Day. But I like the idea of celebrating something special on a special day, no matter what the cynics say. A Compliment Day is such a good idea. Off to check out what I can say to the kids.
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    Birgit
    January 26, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Compliments are always needed and I always try to give them out since I know how important they are. We need to give it but we also need to hear it. I was never much into Peanut Butter even when I was a kid. It stuck to the roof of my mouth-yuck. I use it when I have a cough attack. My mom in law told me that when one is sick and is coughing, take a spoon of peanut butter and let it slowly dissolve down your throat. It coats the throat and eases the coughing-it works! I didn’t know peanuts are a legume so now I know why a good friend of mine can east peanuts but is allergic to all other nuts
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    Donna Merrill
    January 30, 2016 at 11:37 am

    This is the first time I knew it was peanut butter day. But I like it on a piece of celery! Compliments….now that is something we need to do every day at least one person a day. I must say I can easily give them than receive it.

    Great post and now I’m going to make a peanut butter sandwich!

    -Donna

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      Vidya Sury
      January 30, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Don’tcha love it when there are days dedicated to everyday stuff? I love PB with apples best. I am told that when one has a severe cough, a spoon of PB helps as it coats the throat and soothes it, bringing down the irritation. Thanks for coming by, Donna – wonderful to see you here. Compliments rule! I appreciate your support!
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