First, I was aggravated a lot and I've taken it out on people without acknowledging it. I believe the aggravation came from realization about the world. My whole life I lived in bliss and wasn't encouraged to think for myself, or find information. I believed whatever my parents believed, etc. I consider it uneducated, even though I went to school it's not the same. I was too involved in the media, celebrity, childish mind set. I didn't believe in myself, didn't know who I was, but still had (and always will have) the characteristic to care for others. I genuinely want to know about your day when I ask how you are.
When I think about it more, it's taken three years to go over my past, learn who I am, and love who I'm becoming. It's taken three years to know there isn't an answer for everything and you can't always believe what you read/hear. It's taken three years for me to understand all the issues and "hot-buttons" and taboo in the world. I don't regret this time, and I apologize to those who had to face me on bumpy roads. I'm still discovering and sometimes the aggravation becomes alit, but it is not who I am.
For so long I have felt haunted by people for things I've said and done, that it ultimately made me feel like a bad person. Three years ago I lived a completely different life so their reactions are understandable, but as sensitive and stubborn as I am it's in my nature to react emotionally instead of rationally. That's something I'm trying to work on, and I suppose we all have something to "work on." But anyway, it made me spend the day wondering what's the nicest compliment I could offer someone because even though to some people, I'm a bad person, or the ones I've hurt along the way see me differently, I still carry the underlining principles I've had since I was a child, even though I fall short at times.
With this all said, in my opinion, the nicest compliment you could give someone is your time. Obviously there are a lot of verbal compliments but I don't think they amount to something you do for someone. You can't get time back. I believe it's the highest compliment you could pay someone, which isn't often appreciated.