Saturday, August 04, 2007

A compliment is verbal sunshine. --Robert Orben

The Compliment Machine:When walking along 14th Street NW, you might be surprised to hear a chime followed by a reassuring voice: "People are drawn to your positive energy,” or, “You’re a star in the face of the sky.” A small sign explains, "The Compliment Machine." This red-and-white striped sidewalk contraption plays a series of one hundred unique compliments for pedestrians through the day. It was designed by Tom Greaves, a visual artist who lives on Capitol Hill. In his view the randomly generated compliment has the potential to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If for instance the machine says "You leave things better than you find them," then maybe, just maybe, the recipient will be inspired to improve one little thing in the world.

Be The Change: Be a "Compliment Machine" yourself today & spread verbal sunshine in sincere ways.

Have a Wonderful Day!