Tuesday, February 5, 2013

February Compliment Challenge Update #1

I hope everyone is having a good February so far--have any of you given out any compliments yet?  The compliment challenge is officially open! Here are my first five:

Friday, February 1st:  I finally got to meet Jaime in person and couldn't help but tell her again how much I love her Sci-Fi YA project Watch of Night (you can see the beginning if you click the link, but y'all, I wish you could read the rest because it is so good!)

Saturday, February 2nd: I got to meet Lee Wind and tell him how much I admire the work he does at his blog, "I'm Here, I'm Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?".

Sunday, February 3rd: The woman standing ahead of Jaime and I in the line to meet Julie Andrews!!!!! (about which, more later!) had on a really lovely necklace, and I told her so.

Monday, February 4th: While I was working with some of my students in the computer lab at school, a girl I didn't know sat down next to me with her headphones in, listening to music on her iPod.  First of all, her iPod case was blinged out with a blue and white bedazzled cover, and second of all, she was playing songs I love (directly from "Single Ladies" into "Diamonds" by Rihanna, what what!)  So I leaned over and told her she had great taste in music and that I loved her iPod case. 

Tuesday, February 5th: I got to see the very beginning of Erin L. Funk's awesome-looking Sci-Fi YA project, Envision, over at Cupid's Literary Connection, and I left a comment there telling her how much I liked it because I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting her face to face.  Remember, your compliments can be in any medium!

See, not so hard!  I'm finding that the compliment challenge is having the delightful side effect of making me seek out good things as I go about my day (this came in especially handy on my travel days; I am not inclined toward sweetness and sunshine when passing through airport security.) 

Please help me spread the word, and if you haven't started yet, today is the perfect day to compliment someone!  And don't forget to enter my giveaway for Donors Choose gift cards!

10 comments:

  1. You've inspired me to compliment someone today, Jess! What a simple way to improve someone's day, and probably your own too. Love this idea!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for rising to the challenge :)

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  2. Thanks for paying one of your compliments to me! I was very excited to see your feedback over at the contest. I'm afraid I might have some difficulty passing out a lot of compliments in person, seeing as I'm a bit of a snowbound hermit lately, so most of mine will be online if that's all right. I've been handing out compliments like candy over at the Cupid's Literary contest and at my LitReactor query course (not too difficult to do in those circumstances). Can I report that to you here, or do you prefer that I do it on my blog? Sorry, my head is spinning a bit because the last while has been busy for me. In any case, I've had the opportunity to compliment many people on their writing from Feb 1-5--I assume you're doing this by day and not number. I would also like to say that I've been the recipient of a fair number of compliments lately too, which is really nice. :)

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    1. The beauty of this challenge is that you can compliment and report however you like--we're just trying to "decrease worldsuck", as the brothers Green would say. Glad you've been having a compliment-filled month so far!

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  3. This is such an awesome idea! I need to give compliments more often.

    It was SO nice to meet you last weekend. You are so sweet in person! (See? A compliment! :))

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    1. Awww :) A belated thanks for that. It was great meeting you too!

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  4. I have to say that your compliment about my story in the cab in NYC (and here) really made me feel good about my story again. It came at the perfect time because I was starting to lose "that lovin' feeling" over the whole thing. And meeting you was one of the best parts about our New York trip. I'm seriously thinking about paying you a visit in Buffalo sometime. :)

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    1. Yay! Glad to help you reconnect with your awesome story! You're welcome here anytime!

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  5. What an awesome idea to help teachers. Complementing people is so easy yet often not done. Thanks so getting this started.

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