They say a smile or nice words to a stranger could be the thing that changes that person’s day.
But what if it could change yours too?
We’re all a bit too quick to judge, pick out flaws in others, dislike just because of a difference in opinion or lifestyle…
A confident person is able to give other people a compliment. They’re not looking to tear someone down so they look better. They genuinely feel good about themselves and enjoy spreading that without their ego/insecurity stepping in the way.
I’m not touting off I’m the most confident person… I’ve got my insecurities just like everyone. But… I do enjoy complimenting people. It makes me feel good and more confident.
The last day of visiting my brother and his wife, we went to breakfast before making the drive back home. The hostess greeted us and showed us the way to our table. She was wearing a cute, super comfy, animal ear sweater. I told her I loved her sweater, it was super cute and looked comfortable. She thanked me and said it was and she practically lives in it. A short while later our waitress comes to the table with some pineapple pancakes “on the house”. Later the hostess came and asked how we liked our pancakes. She said she ordered them on the house for us because we seemed like such nice people.
On one hand, it made me sad to think that people must not be overly nice to the hostess. On the other, it made me feel good that I was able to make her feel good in that moment.
Sometimes we get too into ourselves and our insecurities to take a little notice and say something to another person. It’s amazing what a few nice words can do not only for someone else but for our own image. The more we start looking for something good in others, the more we start seeing the good in ourselves.
Let’s all make an effort to give someone else a compliment more often. It may not always end up in free pancakes but, it will end in us being a bit more confident in ourselves.