Merriam-Webster defines “compliment” as : “an expression of esteem, respect, affection, or admiration; especially : an admiring remark b : formal and respectful recognition : honor; plural : best wishes : regards”
The best compliment I recently received wasn’t really “a” compliment. Last week I celebrated my 45 birthday. When I logged into my facebook page I saw a dozen birthday wishes. As the day went on, there were many more from people I don’t see often, haven’t seen in years and family that I see a lot.
That was the greatest compliment I could have received: not because of what I did for someone but because of who I am to someone.