“Dad, you said something right today.” Now, if you’re a parent of teenagers like me, you don’t get to hear that very often. I was shocked when my daughter Kelli said this to me as I was driving her to school. Her car is in the shop so I’ve been playing taxi driver getting her from high school to the college where she does Running Start and then back to the high school again. Turns out she found out the directions I gave her earlier did result in a faster and easier commute between the two schools. Hmmm…chalk one up for the old man!

It’s funny how a small compliment can make someone’s day. This one came in the form of a statement that makes it sound like I rarely say anything right, but I’ll take it. Think about the last time you received a compliment. Better yet, think about the last time you gave one. In fact, I bet you’re like me and more likely to give compliments to people other than your closest family and friends. Here’s a challenge for you…see if you can say that one nice thing to a family member or close friend. Not only will it make them feel good, it will do wonders for you, too!


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