Yesterday I was reminded of how a simple compliment can truly change someones outlook on the day.
I was having one of those days yesterday…actually to be honest it has been one of those weeks. I have not been myself lately. I am still processing the loss of melebelly and trying to move forward without her after 17 years. Johns work has been stressful and I think I have just been honestly down and not as happy as I usually am.
I decided to go wander my favorite thrift store and see if I could find some new books to take my mind off everything. I just needed a break from reality and to spend a few minutes doing nothing that mattered. While I was in the store two lovely ladies approached me and complimented me on my red shoes and outfit. In that moment my entire mood changed. Their taking the time to stop and compliment me really brought me out of my funk and made me stop and enjoy the moment. It was such a simple moment that truly hit me to my core.
They talked about my red shoes and how they buy red shoes all the time but are scared to wear them. I had honestly never thought of wearing red shoes as daring or out of the box. They are some of my favorite shoes and I wear them probably more than I need to.
During my talk with them I was so inspired by them stopping and letting me know how great I looked that I challenged them to a dare. I dared them to wear the red shoes that they have in their closet and see how it makes them feel. I will never probably know if they actually decide to wear their red shoes but in my heart I hope they do.
This conversation was so simple and only took minutes yet really uplifted me out of a funk I have been carrying around for a week. I can’t thank these ladies enough for bringing me a moment of pure happiness and fun during a week that has not been fun.
I also can’t thank them enough for reminding me that it only takes a moment to make someones day a bit brighter. It only takes a second to compliment someone.