Speaking well of someone feels nicer.
Benjamin Franklin said: “Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.” Gossiping is so much part of day-to-day sociability. But I am finding that I feel so much nicer in myself if gossiping doesn’t involve speaking ill of people (now this is a big aspiration). I am making a deliberate policy to say lots of nice things about people I know, and some I don’t know. It is truly shocking how embarrassed people become when you focus on something nice about them!