A graceful way of opening the hearts of others is to commit purposeful acts of celebration. Praise others for the tiniest acts of goodness that they bring into the world. Smile when they try to make positive contact with you and support every effort they make to deliver humor. Do not judge whether their performance deserves your praise but regard their effort as an invitation for you to help them bring more verve and vitality into their presence. Performers bring out their best when their audience brings it out of them. Consider everyone you meet as a performer who needs a great audience to bring out their best.

Bradford Keeney in Everyday Soul