My latest thing is paying people lots of compliments. To colleagues and to patients.
I think it feels nice to get a compliment, so I'm been making an effort to pay it forward, so to speak. And for the most part, they are genuine compliments. Like if I like someone's shirt, I say, "Hey, I really like your shirt."
On the other hand, if someone gets a haircut, I almost always say, "I love your hair." Whether or not I actually love it. Is that wrong?
Speaking of being nice and paying compliments, today seems like a good day to review The Devil Wears Scrubs...