Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
William Arthur Ward
Oh, flattery, I used to think it a wonderful concept. Now, I see it as a nuisance of sorts. But encouragement and love, those are two things I can stand to have in my life!
Wishing you well, in fiction and real life!