One of my absolutely FAVORITE things to do is to lift people up – to bring some Light to a dark day, JUST as much as a bright one!
There is simply nothing better than seeing a child smile, especially when they had only just wanted to cry… Or a face light up when you share with someone how beautiful they look…or what a great job he or she did…
There’s just nothing better than letting someone know that you love them, appreciate them, that they inspire you…or that you’re proud of them…
I LOVE that. I love being the one to SHARE that.
I love to remind people of the GOOD things when they are feeling down…
I love to remind them of how amazing they ARE…because sometimes they forget!
I love to remind them that I’m going to miss them during the day, or that I hope they have a beautiful day to begin with…and that I love to hear their voice…
And OH YES, I am, rest-assured, SINCERE. I don’t do bs. Nope. Not for me!
My father says I am “brutally honest” so if you “don’t want the answer, don’t ask!” *lol* He’s right…BUT…
My glasses are rose-and-rainbow colored – I see good in everything.
I see good in everyone.
If I DON’T have something positive to say, chances are, I will keep it to myself! Most of the time, I’ve got something positive picked out…and…surprise, surprise, I love to share it. With people I know, people I love, and strangers all the same!
I think MORE people need to share that positive thought they had about someone…
Yes…share it OUT LOUD.
Tell the person in the grocery store line you love their jacket, it looks great! Tell that little boy wearing the spiderman shirt how awesome it is, and that you love spiderman TOO…because you see he is about to cry…and you really DO love spiderman! Tell the gorgeous girl, who all the other girls are sneering at, that she has gorgeous hair…because you really think so!
I have an allergy to jealousy, egotism, and negativity – I’m sorry, I was just born that way. I don’t want to be around it, or partake in it. I want to share because what’s on my mind is probably “you are amazing,” or “you should be so proud of yourself” (for getting to the gym at ALL, for standing up for yourself, for saying sorry, for competing for the first time…)
We all have moments where we doubt ourselves and feel down. While self-validation is incredibly important…sometimes we need to HEAR it! Sometimes that compliment you want to say could be the one that makes ALL the difference to that person that day! Maybe they’re smiling…but maybe you don’t know that smile has a really bad morning behind it… Maybe the compliment on the tip of your tongue will turn that person’s day around – WHAT a gift!
Don’t be shy… Share the joy. Share the beauty… Share whatever goodness you have – it makes the World glow even brighter, and that helps E V E R Y O N E.
I’ve always got something nice to say…and like it or not, I’m gonna say it! 😀
And when I do, you can be absolutely SURE that it’s sincere…and that I personally considering making YOU smile the best gift in the World.