Both a teaching card and a personal reference, the ways to praise card to help you and your friends find just the right words to use to encourage the development of virtues at home, at school and in the work place.
The front lists 46 positive qualities under the six character strengths developed by the Positive Psychology movement. Their research suggests that developing these strengths will help people become happier and healthier, and I couldn’t agree more. It is an example of science and religion agreeing on the same principles for different reasons.
The back explains the importance of making praise specific and offers sample phrases that you can practice using to make your words of encouragement more effective.
Give these to friends, parents, teachers, coworkers, and bosses, but keep one for yourself as a reminder of “Ways to Praise the People You Love.” It includes a short quotation by Abdu’l-Baha, but is secular enough to be used in schools and offices.