Saying that's a pretty dress, or that's a nice color, or your hair came out good is not really a compliment. It's complimentary—but to the dress and the stylist. It doesn't come close to “You look beautiful,” or better still, “You are beautiful.” A single word like Wow, said with honest awe, can make a world of difference. Words matter. Choose wisely.
~Elise Skidmore ©2023