Did I compliment you today?

Just one compliment can change our day. Even a smallest compliment can save someone's bad day. All it takes is a genuine smile and a few words. 'You look good today.' 'You did a wonderful job.' 'You are awesome.' Everyone likes such words of praise, appreciation and acknowledgement. An honest compliment brings in courage, self belief and tremendous mental strength to survive a gloomy mood.
"Compliment people, magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses."
The best compliment I had ever had, or I ever gave someone was listening to their words and paying complete attention when they want to convey something. Yes, I think listening to someone and understanding her is the greatest compliment. And I make it a point to do it daily, for every friend or acquaintance I meet.

"I can live for two months on a good compliment."- Mark Twain
And when someone who matters in your life compliments about a thing you are most insecure about, the feeling is just awesome. You feel happiness and sunshine all around. From there on you learn to compliment yourself, and count yourself among all the beautiful things in life. And even when someone is copying you or is jealous of you, remember, it's just a compliment in disguise.

Believe in the power of compliments! I'm truly grateful for all the compliments I have ever received in my life.


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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