Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Have I Told You Lately...

A few months ago, I was at a book store and this girl just walked passed me and said, "Cute outfit!"  Simple as that and it kind of made my day.  I'm not saying this to brag about how stylish I am, because I consider myself a work in progress in that department.  That's why I'm not a fashion blogger.  Maybe here and there I feel like my outfit looks put together and I'd like to share it.  I can't find the time to take pictures regularly, but I really appreciate the dedication that goes into it, all you fashion bloggers out there.  I love lurking looking at your gorgeous outfits everyday so keep it up will you, just for me!

My point is that little comment happened a few months ago and I still remember it.   We all need and deserve a little validation every now and then.  I don't care who you are, there is always something you're going to be self conscious about and a few insecurities buried deep down in there.  Little compliments seem to make that all go away, at least for a moment. 

I was skimming through this interesting book at Barnes and Nobles one day.  It's called Post Secret.  It's a collection of anonymous postcards telling their secrets sent to be compiled into this book.  Some are extremely sad, some are adorable, all are honest and raw being that they are anonymously getting this secret off their chests.  Brilliant idea.  One page that I flipped open was a secret saying that the person cards people at the check out line just to make them feel good.  Isn't that the sweetest?  I wonder how many people do this.  They are secretly smiling to themselves as they ask for your ID knowing full well you are over 21.  How many times have we heard someone giggle with delight and say, "They carded me today!"  Good stuff, I tell you. 

We should all do this more often.  I feel like there is a lack of genuinely nice people out there not always looking for their own self interest.  That's not something to be proud of.  I need to work on this myself.  Once on a road trip, my family played this little game.  For every one negative thing said about someone, we had to find five positive things to say about them.  Not such an easy task, my friends.  Sometimes it took quite a bit of creativity to come up with five things.  Let's face it, some people are no picnic. 

It's good to remind ourselves that many times the little things can have a big impact.  It's even more enjoyable, okay maybe equally as enjoyable, to be the giver of compliments as much as the receiver. 

So let's do this thing! 

Found on Pinterest.  If know source, let me know.

And this has nothing to do with this post.  Isn't this too precious for words?


I have a lot of nicknames, my favorite is Megs. said...

I saw that first pic/quote on another blog a week or so ago. I liked it so much I immediately made my own little print of it and framed it. It is decorating my room now. Just too adorable to resist.

Anonymous said...

I love post secret. I check the website every week to read the new secrets.

Rebecca said...

There's a coffee shop in Portland with a huge chest of drawers into which people stuff their hand-written anonymous secrets and confessions. It's a stinking good read.

Taylor said...

Okay! You must take us there when we come to Portland!

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