When you’re complimenting people you work with or know without them knowing, find a few moments to go back and let them know what you said.
I’ve often heard folks (or, in some cases, me) say some version of – “Of course she knows how much I appreciate her.”
I’ve come to realize that they often don’t know. And, even if they do, a small action like that can have a big impact on their day.
These small things are the big things in the long run.