It is said that specific praise seems sincerest. I know it to be true because when someone can specifically iterate the areas in which I helped them or made them feel good, it catches my attention, and I believe their words to be true. It does not mean they are, but it certainly appears authentic.
I thought my approach to praise could use some improvement, especially as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. So I practiced giving specific praise this morning, and it looked a little something like this:
“I thank you Father God for
- & Love, which is YOU! ❤️”
Writing out what I was and am specifically grateful for felt good. It was not too wordy but straight from my heart.
My next step is to give specific praise to someone I see or talk to today. I might even write it down and send a few short words of appreciation to a friend. If I do, I will share it later.
Maybe you will try speading some praise that is specific, too. Shalom.