"Everyone needs a good compliment every once in a while..."
This was the first sentence in an e-mail I got from a dear friend yesterday, and they couldn't be more right. When you're around someone a lot it's easy to forget the truly special things that set them apart from everyone else, but when you care about someone deeply... when you love them... it's important to remind them of these little things.
It may feel awkward. You may think they'll laugh or think you're full of it. But it'll mean the world to them that you care enough about them to tell them what about them stands out to you.
So, if you haven't given someone who matters to you a good, true, heartfelt compliment lately now is the time. Go ahead, don't be scared to tell them what makes them amazing.