In recent years, I’ve been more forthcoming in my expressions of love, admiration, and regard for the people around me — from complete strangers to romantic partners. I’ve come to the conclusion that life is short, and if you think or feel something positive about another person, you should tell them — even if it creates an awkward moment. For me, it seems like a waste of good karma to allow loving, positive thoughts to remain locked up in my mind. Why not express them and give someone a boost and put a smile on their face? I don’t reserve these comments just for the people in my closest circles. I speak them to anyone I encounter if there’s something positive on my mind that could brighten their day. I’ve commented on the warm demeanor of a server in a restaurant, and I’ve told the check-out lady at the grocery store that she has beautiful eyes. I’ve thanked the mailman for his hard work and told a mom in the park how great she is with her kids. Sometimes these people look at me like I have two heads, but once they realize I’m not a loony tune or trying to hit on them, they