Article from Grammarly blog January 20, 2022 (This article was originally written in 2020 by Kelly Konya. It’s been updated to include new information).
Making a passing compliment might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but science proves that genuine praise can indeed have a powerful effect.
According to recent studies published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, participants reported feeling happier and more flattered than expected after receiving a compliment. Compliment-givers also reported being in a better mood after saying something kind to someone.
Nice commentary, when too general, remains just that—nice. While there’s nothing wrong with that, more attentive compliments can make people feel seen and appreciated for who they are. If you want your compliment to carry more weight, go the extra mile to make authentic statements that communicate added nuance and care.
If you want to make someone’s day, here are some meaningful compliments for everyone in your life. Keep in mind that while some scenarios below might specifically target a significant other or relative, you can reframe the compliment to be relevant to someone else.
This month, our Good Works in the Community features a cause that is close to the hearts of some within our company.
Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D in 1970, over the past 51 years, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has become the largest private funder of diabetes research worldwide. Funding $2.5 billion in research since its inception, JDRF has made significant progress in understanding, fighting, and treating the disease.
JDRF shares, Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food. T1D strikes both children and adults, and its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is currently nothing you can do to prevent it, and there is no cure.
JDRF’s mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
The JDRF One Walk is your chance to show the world that together, we can conquer type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you’re living with T1D or you love someone living with T1D, you’ll likely do just about anything to make life easier. Now you can be a part of the largest T1D event in the world, no matter where you are. Your One Walk will power more research, enable more advocacy and fund more support for the 1.6 million Americans living with T1D. By joining the JDRF One Walk, you’ll be part of the lasting footprint we’ll make for the T1D community now, and for generations to come.
JDRF has an event coming up that you can participate in and/or sponsor on May 21st at the University of North Florida at Hodges Stadium. Go to walk.jdrf.org
There are other events in other States so check the above link out to find out how you can participate. Of course, you can just donate to support the cause if you aren’t able to attend an event.
This month’s cartoon is courtesy of Breakthrough Visuals. We hope it makes you smile.
We are delighted to feature Grove Collaborative as our Business Spotlight this month. They have been in business since 2014 and in 2016 they rebranded as Grove Collaborative (a.k.a. Grove) so they could shift focus to the wellbeing of the entire household.
We are honored to recommend this amazing company to the new movers across America. The work they are doing is beneficial to the entire world. Read on and see what we are talking about…
Grove was started by 3 friends in San Francisco who saw the devastating effects of plastics to the environment and believed that we could do better. They believe that sustainability is the only way to move forward and, as of today, have over 150 sustainable products that meet their 4-point standard: uncompromisingly healthy, beautifully effective, ethically produced, and cruelty-free.
Currently, they have over 2 million+ customers nationwide. Later this year (Q2) they will be going public which will increase product and market expansion. Every order placed is carbon neutral with an equal amount of plastic being removed from our oceans to offset the impact of single-use plastics. As a certified B Corporation, they are renowned for being one of the leading companies at the forefront of improving the lives of people, animals, communities, and the entire planet. Each part of the supply chain is ethically and sustainably resourced and shipped using environmentally friendly packaging. Since January 2020, orders have removed over 7 million pounds of plastic! And this is just the start….
With their Beyond Plastic initiative, they plan to be 100% plastic-free by 2025. The first step is by being the first plastic neutral retailer in the world and working with several global business partners to accomplish this goal. The second step is to work diligently with over 70 industry-leading brands (such as Tom’s and Seventh Generation as well as many others) to implement environmentally friendly policies and make innovations to existing products. The third step is to have everyone think differently about single-use plastics and how they can support products that are plastic-free. So far, they have launched 57 new products such as bar shampoos and laundry detergent as sheets instead of single-use plastic bottles.
As a company, they also support other community improvement projects. Such as contributing to a local food bank during the holidays, and they also have donated cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers to local public schools since the onset of Covid-19 allowing children to go back to school as normal.
Growth Marketing Manager Taylor Piroeva, shared about our service so far, “Amity at Welcome Wagon has been a pleasure to work with. Her years of experience shine through with her responsiveness and friendly demeanor. Grove’s first insert campaign was in Q122, and the setup was seamless. I am looking forward to seeing the full results!”
Visit Grove for a FREE STARTER SET (worth up to $50), PLUS FREE SHIPPING on your first order.
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