There have been a couple stand-out things over time but the most recent, and unusual, "sweet" thing was said to me by a member here whom I admire and respect.
She expressed gratitude for the work my generation of women had done in behalf of progress for hers.
That one really warmed my heart!
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
Hm, for me, the nicest Thing said was not really Words. It was more of a Gesture.
So I went to visit my Dad in Italy after not seeing him for over 10 Years. He had a nice Girlfriend and another Kid, which would make her my Half-Sister (I already knew about her, just for an Info)
So I went there and stayed for 2 Days and when I went home, she started to cry really badly. She wasn't really old and she has never met me but apparently she did feel we are related. She was sad as Hell.
That was really touching somehow. Made me feel pretty weird.
Rule #1: Driver picks the music. Shotgun shuts his cakehole.
I won't include the romantic ones, but the sweetest things said to me have usually been said in resolution to a difficult situation.
Someone I have a difficult relationship with told me 'You have a sadness about you, a melancholy' (me = quietly freaking out, I automatically keep that part tucked away), he, perceptive enough to see my reaction 'no.... I like that about you' while giving me a big hug. Melted me.
And my little niece, though you'd have to be me to appreciate it... 'I love you more than the sky' And whenever she shares her little secrets and observations with me, very precious.
From a coworker, yesterday: Is there anything [artistic] you can't do?
Also, a close friend in a book discussion group I belong to compared me with the character of Babette from the movie Babette's Feast. I love to cook for my friends, and the whole group agreed with him that I have the ability to give tangible things like a good dinner to others but that it ends up meaning more to the people receiving it than simply good food. I love being generous, and it meant a lot to me to hear that my gifts that I make for people aren't taken only at face value, but that they understand that I communicate nonverbally how I feel about them with it, and that I choose dishes carefully in order to create a mood I think everyone would appreciate. Their receiving it with pleasure is my response.
Various people have told me I'm graceful and articulate, both of which has always thrilled me to hear.
My ENFJ husband, who is also my best friend, says that he understands me better than I understand myself, and the weird thing is, I actually believe he's not just saying that to sound cool. He actually DOES do that. Scary, but also comforting in a way.
And hearing from my mother, whom I've always thought was hard to please when I was younger, that she's proud of me makes me feel wonderful.
"You dated that idiot? That nerdy bastard?
Can't you see yourself? Look in the mirror.
You could have anyone in the world. Anyone!
You're so unaware of your effect.
Even Aphrodite herself is so jealous of you."
Let me melt in your soul. Slowly, slowly, slowly..