“Wow. They are lucky to have you.”
“Look at that! I knew you could do it!”
“You worked so hard on that.”
“You’ll be great at that!”
“I made this for you.”
“I was thinking about you, so…”
“I was just thinking I should call you!”
“I saved you a seat!”
“I decided to wait for you.”
There are platitudes and bromides. Kind ways to say congratulations.
Then there are phrases that stay with you, lodged in your memory, in the voice of an old friend, an Aunt or Uncle, an acquaintance; They aren’t even that much more specific, but they stick.
I want to say these kinds of phrases more than their generic counterparts. I also want to say them more than something critical or “one-uppish.” Words are powerful.
Day 29/31 of the writing challenge courtesy of twowritingteachers.org