Thursday, August 15, 2013

Simple Words

Do you ever have a bad day that you don't think is ever going to look up and then someone tells you that  your makeup looks pretty? Or they really like your hair that day? Sometimes we forget the power that resides in a simple compliment.

I was having one of those days yesterday. It wasn't necessarily a bad day, more of a busy, I'm so ready to go home and get in my pj's day. Then I received a simple complement. Nothing big, and suddenly my day brightened. What this person didn't realize was that they gave me a bit of affirmation, a little bit of acknowledgement that the fact I have been working so hard for so long is finally paying off.

This morning I skipped the gym to go on a bike ride and when I got back, Derek called me to say that a gentleman had approached him this morning at the gym, asking about me. The gentlemen told him that he was very impressed with me going to the gym (almost) every day and continuing to work hard every time I am there. He said he could see that my hard work was paying off. These simple words nearly brought me to tears.

Have you ever had a compliment completely turn your day around?



Cotton and Boots said...

I'm so so so happy to read about this. There's so much power in a positive praise and it can make all the difference in the world.

It especially helps with you've been working so hard (like you girl!) and hearing someone taking a notice in it.

So proud of you!

brooke lyn said...

LOVE THIS! my goal is to say the compliment i am thinking more, because i know how much i appreciate them and it is such an easy way to pass on happiness

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i love this! and yes i have; a person i don't really know stopped me in the hallway and told me that she noticed how good i looked and could tell that i worked out; then she asked me for help and i jumped all over her LOL

yay for compliments!!!

Vodka and Soda

Kaeley @ My Mind's Lens said...

What sweet - isn't it great to be noticed every once in awhile?!

Tami said...

Aw, this is awesome! And you're so right--there have been times when I'm on the brink of tears and someone just says some little thing that turns it all around. We should all say these things more.

Emily Woodard said...

This is so sweet! I always make sure that, if I want to compliment someone on their clothes or hair or anything, I DO. Even if they're a stranger. I love little compliments, and love to give that feeling to others. Sometimes it can totally turn a day around.

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