A few years ago I gave up gossip for Lent. I am a pretty positive person, and I was surprised how many times I had to stop myself.
My sister has a great rule. Anytime she hears something positive about someone else, she will email that person sharing the words of encouragement. It takes 30 seconds and really makes someone's day. Whether it's related to someone's character, hard work, kindness, or something as light as their fabulous hair.....pass along the compliment!