36. I was canvassing, on a campaign 4 years ago and a woman dropped her keys in a large trash can shortly before I passed by and she was very worried because she had somewhere to be. I asked what was wrong and she told me and I got them out for her.
She was very grateful and she said to me, “There is another jewel on your throne in heaven.” It was a strange thing to hear but it was very flattering. to me, it was a small act, reaching into that trash can, but it made a huge difference in her day. It’s not a standard compliment, you know about looks or smarts or whatever, and I’m not religious at all, but it was profound and it felt genuine so it has stuck with me ever since.
I’ve been called funny before, and people sometimes call me handsome (which is also flattering and i love to hear it, especially from my SO) but i’ve never been complimented on my character from a stranger. I think compliments of my character are the most memorable, cause its the one thing I really work on.