Quirky question: your best compliment?

Posted by on August 21, 2013, in quirky question

Martingale's Quirky Question

Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free!

Plan C quilt“Plan C” from Schnibbles Times Two by Carrie Nelson (save 40% on the book through August 25). See a slideshow of quilts from the book below.

Merriam-Webster defines the word compliment as an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration. A 2012 study found that giving a compliment to someone is tantamount to presenting them with a cash reward. Words can be powerful! And yet, how often do we receive compliments? Think back for today’s question:

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever been given?

Post your answer in the comments before noon (PST) on Monday, August 26, for your chance to win. The winning answer will be posted on Wednesday, August 28, along with the next question.

Last week’s Quirky Question was, “What was your favorite childhood hobby?” Here’s the winning comment, from Mary:

“My favorite young childhood hobby was making potholders using the cotton loops and metal loom I was given for Christmas when I was 5 years old.  I would make them and go to the neighbors houses selling them so I could get more loops for more potholders. I would knock on doors and offer my wares. I would proudly announce that they were 10 cents each or two for a quarter.  And guess what??? Everyone always bought two! Ahhh… the innocence of a child! Makes me smile just writing about it.”

Made us smile too, Mary! Congratulations—look for an email about your free eBook.



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