The 24th of January marks the annual celebration of National Compliment Day, a day in which we are encouraged to recognise and celebrate the positive qualities of others around us. A compliment is an extremely powerful device and the impact can be remarkable as it can brighten someone’s day and create good vibes, which in turn cause a chain reaction of positivity!
National Compliment Day was formed in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin and Debby Hoffman in an attempt to boost happiness, validate someone’s hard work or efforts and to increase self-esteem and morale. A compliment not only impacts the receiver, but can also say a lot about the sender as it shows that you’ve noticed their efforts and that you appreciate them.
By definition, a compliment is a ‘polite expression of praise or admiration’, and even the smallest of compliments can uplift a mood, instil confidence and affirm appreciation.
Site Equip’s Compliments on National Compliment Day!
It can be easy to give a compliment, but we should also learn to accept and celebrate compliments to ourselves too! There is nothing wrong with acknowledging your own triumphs and accomplishments and feeling good about yourself. Here are some of the compliments that we are proud to have received here at Site Equip;
Everything was perfect!
Johnny Lance, Wedding in Selborne
Derek Veale, Event in Gerrards Cross
A big thank you
Tina Slater – London Borough of Bromley.
A very good experience
Sue Matthews – Countess Marquees, Event in Wembley.
Our experience was very good
Thank you again for all your help with the barn event.
Sarah Cross, Event in Chawton.
The loos were amazing
We had the Gypsy Caravan and the Potting Shed, and will order them again at every event we have in the future!
Lucinda Gately, Wedding in Midhurst.
Happy with the loo
Many thanks for looking after us.
Tiffany Gibson-Gardner, Southern Electric, Event in Basingstoke.
Lovely people to deal with…
Thank you to all involved.
Carole Wells, Event in Hook.
‘We were absolutely delighted’
Craig Mathie, Bournemouth 7's
Extremely Helpful and Efficient
I spoke to a gentleman called Adam I believe it was, who was extremely helpful and quickly he arranged delivery within the hour to us by a member of your office team Daniel, who was also extremely helpful and efficient. So, please could you pass on our thanks, we were extremely grateful."
Megan Parry, Events Co-Ordinator
Excellent Communication Throughout The Process
Oriel College, Oxford
We would hire time and time again!
Simon, Roofing Company
Passing on my congrats and admiration for your team who worked tirelessly!
I wanted to just drop you a line to pass on my congrats and admiration for your team who worked tirelessly at an event (Endure 24) I was at last week! We put 2 large teams into the Endure 24 running event at Wasing park, and I noticed it was you guys who provided the site equip, in particular the loos & showers, which I can assure you got quite some use last weekend - thanks to the rain & mud!
Anyway, i was super impressed at the facilities, how clean & well stocked they were, even through the night. Clearly in our discussions earlier this year we spoke a lot about the team who work with the loos/showers but actually seeing them first hand working, I totally realise how hard the role is hence thought it might be nice for them to receive some praise. They did your organisation proud at a very large event, which quite frankly would have left us all feeling quite rubbish should the facilities have not been as up to scratch as they were. Running through the mud & rain in the middle of the night, then not being able to have a hot shower would have tarnished the event for me hugely. But instead, it was great. So many thanks! I do hope you have had other positive feedback because I couldn’t fault it!
We also received a lovely testimonial for our work at Brighton Pride in June 2018, click here for more details.
While we believe that we should use compliments daily, make today special by ensuring you give at least one compliment to somebody, be it a friend, family member, coworker or a stranger! Use #NationalComplimentDay on social media to encourage others to join in on spreading the good vibes, too!
If you like a challenge, then here are some ways in which you can get involved with National Compliment Day;
- Compliment a friend, family member or coworker.
Kick it off nice and easy with a compliment to somebody that you know, but make sure it’s personal and make sure it’s genuine! It may not seem like much of a challenge, but it can really uplift an individual that might otherwise feel overlooked and underappreciated.
- Compliment somebody on social media.
Social media is a great way to interact with people who we can’t necessarily see on a day to day basis, so spread a little love and make people feel good online, too!
- Compliment a stranger.
If you’re feeling particularly brave, then complimenting a stranger is a great challenge! Whether it’s the cashier at the corner shop or somebody crossing the road beside you, step out of your comfort zone and give them a compliment! Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves and you can also gain a sense of satisfaction yourself for knowing that you may have improved somebodies day!
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