Observations: A compliment is worth a smile

Delilah Gonzalez, Observations columnist

(This is senior Delilah Gonzalez’s final online column.)

An “I Love You” can make that special someone’s day. Expressing your feelings and positive thoughts towards someone can change their self-esteem. Words do hurt and some people tend to take any negative comments seriously.

Maybe there’s someone in your school or work who isn’t having a good day you should try to make it better. A compliment always makes a smile appear. A negative comment can make a person feel worst.

A quote that many people have heard is “Treat people, the way you wish to be treated.”d In other words, if you want to be treated with respect, you should treat others with respect as well.

A “Thank You,” “Please,” or “You look beautiful/handsome” can help a person to become positive. An “I love you” is a lot more important to say especially to your loved ones or those who you care about because you really don’t know when you will see each other again.

Words tend to hurt more than actions. My mother always tells me that words stay forever in your mind. And that it can break and depress someone. People shut out and become very independent because of rude people who can never be polite to others.

What’s so hard about being polite, friendly, caring and respectful? There’s a positive result when you treat someone with respect you build their confidence and you gain a new friend. You won’t lose anything if you respect others, but contrary you’ll be a great and polite person and friend to others.