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25 Authentic Compliments to Spread The Love Around!

It's National Compliment Day everyone!

As doulas we talk a lot about oxytocin because that mind-bending hormone is responsible for A LOT. Just in pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding alone, the function of oxytocin provides uterine contractions to birth your baby as well as decrease bleeding after he or she is born. Oxytocin is also in charge of promoting lactation.

What does that have to do with National Compliment Day? It all lies in the HOW we get the hormone flowing.




Holding babies.

Movies that make you laugh.

Movies that make you cry.

Sitting close to someone.

Holding hands.


There are many more things that encourage oxytocin to rise, some not involving a single physical interaction with another person...and those are compliments!

Receiving a compliment, whether that is from a letter, text, voicemail, face to face verbal affirmation or even a gift delivery with a note attached, releases oxytocin in our brains.

Here is a list of 25 compliments you can send or say to someone you want to encourage today. Try them all, fit them in authentically and you may have just made someones day with a simple gesture!

  1. You're amazing!

  2. You're a true gift to the people in your life.

  3. You're an incredible friend.

  4. I really appreciate everything you do.

  5. You are such an asset to our home.

  6. You inspire me to be a better person.

  7. Your smile makes me smile.

  8. You have such a good sense of humor!

  9. You are a great listener.

  10. You set a great example for the people around you.

  11. The world would be even better with more of you!

  12. You always have such great ideas!

  13. You have a very kind heart.

  14. You are my favorite person to talk to.

  15. You deserve everything you've achieved.

  16. I'm blessed just to know you.

  17. Your potential is limitless!

  18. You inspire me in so many different ways.

  19. I love the way you challenge me.

  20. You are so thoughtful.

  21. Thank you for always being there for me.

  22. You are a ray of sunshine!

  23. I'm so thankful for all of your help!

  24. You always consider others.

  25. Never stop being you!

This is not an exhausted list but does include different compliments to really speak TO the person you are wanting to feel good and they can apply to different ages, children and adults alike! Know your audience and spread some love today... or every day!


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