21 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Will You Accept My Challenge?

It’s always nice to get a compliment isn’t it? It’s even nicer to get a compliment from someone you don’t know. I like to compliment strangers every now and then. It truly is a way to experience joy and pass it on.

The other day I was in the grocery store and this little elderly lady was in my aisle all by herself. She had beautiful white hair nicely styled and a cute little outfit on. She must have been in her 80’s. I noticed her right away and she made an impression on me for some reason.

Why not let her know what I was thinking?  I said, “Excuse me, but I just want you to know that I think you are a very pretty lady.” She didn’t know quite what to say. She was just stunned that I would notice her or even care. “She laughed a little nervously and said “Oh, why thank you.”  in a shy, delicate voice. I smiled and went on my way.

Now, you can’t tell me that didn’t make her day. Something as simple as a compliment. Who knows, maybe she lives alone and doesn’t get much company. Maybe this is her only social outlet, a big day at the grocery store. Then again, maybe she’s popular and head of the church bazaar. It doesn’t really matter. I just know that I felt good giving her the compliment  and I know she felt good receiving it.

I challenge all my Daily Joy Log friends to compliment a stranger tomorrow and write about the experience here on this blog post. How did it make you feel and what kind of reaction did you get?

Experience joy and pass it on!

Just leave a comment below this post, or click here “WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY” and tell us what brings you joy. :)


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