Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Real Talk Tuesday: Kindness is Free

Have you ever thought that if someone could just be inside your mind, they would be in for a crazy time? I've definitely wished for that a few times. 
Yesterday I became aware of the significance of a kind word. Someone I have one or two classes with ran into me in the hallway and told me that she thought I was pretty. I don't know her name and I don't think she knows mine. She didn't want anything from me, just to pay me a compliment. 
And let me tell you, it made my day

Later I was at target, and I saw this older woman with beautiful hair. It was long and white and looked soo soft. Let's just say I would be so happy if I had hair like that when I'm in my 70s. But that was all and I went on with my day. But as I was browsing the chex cereal, I had a thought. Why didn't I tell that woman that her hair was beautiful? 

Because I'm shy.
Because I'm busy.
Because she probably already know it and that's why it was down to her butt....

When it comes right down to it, there is no valid reason. Why wouldn't I take the opportunity to make someone's day? Why should I keep my positive thoughts to myself, instead of sharing them?? It doesn't cost me anything.

So I'm challenging myself, and I'm challenging you. 
Don't keep your thoughts to yourself! 
The next time I think someone is pretty, or they have a cute outfit, or a nice smile, I'm going to step outside my little awkward bubble and make their day. 

I know this post isn't anything that you've never heard before. I know I've heard it preached my entire life from my mom or middle school seminars, it's not my intention to bring something new to the table.
I just want to remind you of the importance of a kind word.
Let's be encouragers of each other, and make someone smile today. 


  1. Great post! Great thoughts! In fact, I was thinking about this the other day, cause one of my bosses at work is an older woman, maybe in her 50s or so, and I love her hair color. It's not brown, it's not red, but it's not blonde either. It's very unique and it always looks so pretty! But I've never said anything cause I feel like it might sound weird, hah! ...I think I may just tell her tomorrow =)

  2. I love this post!! You never think about it, but a kind word can change someone's life. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great lesson to learn/remember. I found you on the GYB hop and am your newest follower! I was hopin' that you'd hop on by my blog, stay a while, and follow back if you like what you read!

    Have a lovely day,

  4. Great post, it's so true and everyone can relate to it! Love the valentine's night in too. Great ideas, simple, classy, elegant but on a low budget. How fun! We are your newest GFC followers from the BYG Blog Hop. Please visit us at Provocative Manners when you have a chance! http://www.provocativemanners.blogspot.com

  5. Hi, I found your blog through the Grow Your Blog Blog Hop. I'm shy too, most of the time. Have a great day!

  6. I'm a new follower so I thought I'd say hi. This is such a great post, and a great reminder. Thanks for sharing.

    xo Ami
    a champagne dream

  7. so true! I love those moments when I have the courage to pay a stranger a compliment, but I know that for all the times I do, there are far more opportunities when I could have. Another blogger I follow has declared one of her goals for 2013 is "to champion the beauty in others" {more here http://www.frillsforthrills.com/2013/01/new-goals-for-new-year.html}

  8. just like that comment you received you never know what a kind word will do to someone else in their day, probably will make their day and you will never know but that isn't the point, it is about being kind and stepping out of your box if talking to strangers or giving compliments is out of your comfort zone

  9. I. Love. This. Yes, kindness is ALWAYS free! I love the little acts of kindness going around and how people are encouraging others to do the same. It just warms my heart to know that their are still such kind, lovely people like yourself in the world still.