CHRISTMAS TIME COMPLIMENTS….WHICH HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH BODY SIZE
Are you throwing open the door of your home to friends and family this season?
Are you attending a party where you’ll see colleagues and companions of old?
If so, let us please make a social etiquette request….
Comment not on this person’s body shape and size, but instead on the numerous other qualities for which you love and care for them.
We all deserve to live in a world of ‘body autonomy’, whereby we’re not judged on our shape.
Heck, our size is a boring topic anyway. There’s so much more we could be referring to or enquiring about.
Let’s consider some far better seasonal conversation starters….
You’ve Been a True Inspiration This Year
Never mind noting what a person looks like. Have you also been observing how they’ve been working hard this year; dealing with various life challenges; remaining positive and optimistic against the odds?
Let them know you see this, and that you’re impressed.
That Outfit is Stunning – You Have Great Taste
It’s perfectly possible to reference someone’s physical appearance without highlighting their shape.
This time of year we’re all going to great lengths to wear something special or make an impression.
Make a comment in relation to that fabulous outfit or their styling success (it doesn’t matter if it’s just a Christmas jumper!!).
You’re Looking so Happy it’s Infectious
Letting someone know you see them as vibrant and ‘alive’ in their appearance, is a great compliment.
We all love the idea that we’re perceived as happy and optimistic, so isn’t that a better comment to receive than one aligned to body shape?
Did I Tell You How Proud I am of You?
If you’re a family member or a long-time friend, how better to warm the insides of someone’s soul than to give a really positive and personal comment which tells them you ‘see them’?
Expressing pride in a person is a compliment which no expensive gift could beat.
I Can’t Tell You How Great it is to See You
We all know how anxiety-provoking it can be to see people for the first time in a while, and that even the most confident of us can slip into nerves and self-doubt when we’re heading to a family gathering or social festive occasion.
Be the hero who helps combat that with a fabulously kind and positive comment which assures someone they are a welcome arrival.
And, above all else, remember how far a little consideration and complimenting can go this Christmas season. Your words have the power to make all the difference to the lives of others.
If we can help you this festive season, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dec 2019