Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –
“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”
January 24th, is commemorated as National Compliment Day every year. It is a very special day and celebrated in most parts of the world apart from the USA. This day represents a positive theme – a positive tone in a positive atmosphere – everywhere you are whether it be at home, the grocery market, work or that place the humans feel to punish themselves by what they call “working out”.
Compliments – compliments – compliments – that is what we most do today. Have you ever noticed how someone just brightens up at a compliment, even a complete stranger? Do you notice how much harder you work when you get a compliment? So today, we shall compliment our little hearts out.
So here are some suggestions that can help you today on your National Compliment Day.
Compliment that human that is consistently working out in their hamster ball.
Compliment that human that really has touched you in some point of your life in a good way.
Compliment your spouse. Sometimes you humans don’t express your feelings enough to each other. Maybe if you compliment them, they’ll give you more nuts for the winter.
By all means, compliment your pets. They’re always there for you no matter what, even when you come home upset. They just want to love on you. They know no hate.
Compliment the guy that cuts you off in traffic this morning. Maybe he won’t hear you but you can smile and wave – with your entire hand not your middle finger – HA!. Maybe instead of uttering fowl language under your breath, think to yourself, “Isn’t he a nice guy for getting in front of me blocking me from any danger.”
Compliment your mother and father – if it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t be here. Heck, have your spouse compliment them too. If it wasn’t for them, your spouse wouldn’t have you.
Compliment your pups… I mean children. I’m sure they do something else besides being destructive.
Compliment your teacher. Compliment your bus driver or your chauffeur.
While you’re at it – compliment nature and all of its little creatures, like me 🙂 Hey, you can even throw us some extra feed outside, we won’t say no.
You get the drift. You give out compliments and you give a positive sense of well being. You make someone feel great with just a few words. We all know that words can be so destructive. Let’s turn it around today.
I, Journalist Rocky the Squirrel, challenge you. I challenge you to give out a minimum of FIVE compliments today. I bet you can do more but FIVE is a good start. Are you going to take the challenge?
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Dear Bacon – I think it’s time for a new couch… AKA a new bed for me. I think I’ve outgrown this one. Can you believe I used to fit perfect… once upon a time? What do you think? Signed Stretch
Dear Stretch – Man, I would kill for those legs. Those are awesome and powerful legs my friend. I think your master might get the hint soon. Keep going to sleep on that couch AKA bed. Sooner or later, he has to take the hint.
Dear Bacon – Come on pig, sing with me, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. If you’re happy and you know it then your life will surely show it, if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.” Signed Happy Hamster
Dear Happy Hamster – Thanks for the laugh little man. I actually did sing along with you while I was reading it. That’s one way to make a Tuesday much brighter! Carry on and continue.
Dear Bacon – It’ll be fun they said. I could be the first cat in outer space. Not only did the put this ridiculous hat on me, they attached helium balloons. Have you ever seen a cat float with it’s little legs trying to run but you can’t touch the ground? It’s not a funny sight. Signed Walking on Air
Dear Walking on Air – Snorts – I’ll have to remember this for the purr things next birthday party. I have to say that it is really original. I have to wonder. How long did they keep you in that contraption? So funny!
Dear Bacon – All of my life, I’ve been asked the same question. Are you white with black spots or black with white spots. I think this picture finally gives you the answer to that question. What do you think? Signed Spots
Dear Spots – Awesome picture my friend! I guess you’re white with black spots then!
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