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!
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
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).
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!
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!
It is also…
Belly Laugh Day
So yes, go on, laugh and make it a habit!
Phew! Parties are fun, and pleasantly tiring. Remember…
Have a fantastic week ahead! ♥